In the Swing

First of all, I want to thank the folks who link to me in spite of the fact that I don’t update as much as I’d like.  I did what some might consider a foolish thing and compartmentalized several of my interests across four different blogs, and the end result is no single one of them gets updated enough.

That said, We have been back at school for a week now, and I’m getting in the the swing of things again.  I love the new building we have.  It is the realization of a dream and a lot of hard work that others did, but I am glad to reap some of the benefit.  On Friday, contractors set up my projector, so now I always have a way to show what’s on the computer.  I just need to figure out how to use the SMART Board I asked for and we’re set.

I really like my classes this year, and on Monday I have to remember to thank my principal for her infinite wisdom in seeing that I needed to teach more 9th grade than 10th grade this year.  Not that there is anything wrong with the 10th graders, but I’m enjoying my 9th graders so much that I’m happy to be their teacher.  They’ll get all embarrassed if they find this post, but I just want to pinch their little cheeks.  And that is not to say I am not enjoying the seniors and sophomores that I am teaching this year, because I am.

We had Field Day on Friday, and I was on the Light Blue Team.  I did some things I shouldn’t have done, considering the shape I’m in, with the end result that I have been sore for two days, but I had a great deal of fun, and we WON!  Wooo!  Go Light Blue!  I would like to say that my successful shaving of a balloon clinched it, but really congratulations should go to my teammates who bravely won the pie-eating contest.  If someone has pictures, I’ll be sure to post.

Well, I have to get some things done for tomorrow.  Be sure to visit my personal blog, Much Madness is Divinest Sense tomorrow.  As a blogger for 2,996, my tribute to Eric Andrew Lehrfeld who perished at the World Trade Center on 9/11 will appear at 8:46 A.M.  I will post a reminder tomorrow.