Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TCAP Question Review

So, I'm in Nashville reviwing the q's for the 2010 Language Arts test. You are SO glad I'm here speaking for you. I've seen some crazy q's that have answers that are all correct in a manner of speaking OR 2 are correct OR none are really right for the standard being tested. I can't give you any specifics, but I am fighting for you!

Dad was doing VERY well when I left there on Sunday. I had a temporary crown installed (where I broke my tooth eating pizza at my mom's the first day I was there!) on Monday before heading for Nashville. Permanent crown to be installed on Tuesday next.

Elie Wiesel was featured in today's USA Today. Apparently his foundation - responsible for the Holocaust Museum in DC and fighting for Holocaust survivors - has been decimated by the Madoff Ponzi scheme that's in the news. He states that we'll start over again. Knowing that my 7th grade guys started pre-reading activities for Night today made the timing of the article seem odd.

Don't forget to check my netvibes page too.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Taking care of Dad

February 9, 2009

I'm in St.Louis helping Mom and Dad. Dad gets stronger each day and is recovering much of his personality and humor. I'm doing a lot of cooking, supporting, pulling and pushing, and general chief cook and bottle-washer duties. Besides physical duties, I'm working on grading papers from school.

I have my knitting with me as well as Twilight. In addition, I brought New Moon in case I get to read. Of course, I have the laptop to post grades, check email, and stay in touch with family and 7th graders.

I'll try to keep you posted.