The Book Date.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
Other Than Reading...
This was a crazy week. Monday was a workshop/inservice day to get
ready for the second semester. Tuesday I got a chance to meet 7 of my 16
new classes of students. Wednesday was a snow day since I woke up to 10
inches of heavy wet snow. It was like March snow. Once the plow guys
finished the sun came out and melted the areas they cleared down to
pavement. Overnight, the melt froze and we had a two hour late start on
On late start days, I need to be two places at
once. Not having a time twister or the ability to be two places at once
means that the Elementary Art teacher takes my first grade classes while
I finish teaching the sixth grade at the Middle School/High School. I
met the other two sixth grade groups on Thursday and I met my other two
Kindergarten classes and one more fourth grade class once I got to the
I had my annual physical on Friday
afternoon. The Elementary Art Teacher subbed for me. I think, by the end
of the day on Monday, I will have met 15 of 16 of my new classes. The
class of fourth graders I missed won't have media until Friday of this
Since our teaching contract requires
teachers to make up the hours missed on snow days, I went to the MS/HS once my
driveway was plowed out and spent a couple hours readjusting plans and
developing lessons for the second semester. I also went in at my normal
time on Thursday and made up two more of the required hours.
week I'll be working 7:30 AM until 7:30 PM on Monday as we have some
parent-teacher conferences at the MS/HS especially designed for those
kids who didn't do well first semester. I don't expect to see anybody
since I wasn't at the MS/HS first semester but have to be there anyway. I
have pretty much run out of things to plan. I need some time with
students so that we can actually do things.
working full-time is really messing up my schedules. I don't think I
visited anyone's blog except for the people who left me a link this past
week. I'm not even sure I posted to any of the usual memes. By the time
I got home, all I wanted to do was play computer games and nap. I need
to get my second wind and figure out when I can fit in both reading and
Read Last Week
Justice Calling by Annie Bellet begins a new urban fantasy series. This was only 120 pages long but was long enough to make me want to read more in this series. Luckily, I have books 2 & 3 of this 7 book series already on my Kindle. My review will be posted on March 4.
Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany was from my review stack. I enjoyed this mystery about a woman who runs a Sherlock Holmes-inspired bookstore on Cape Cod. I really enjoyed the main character in this one. My review will be posted on March 9.
Purr M for Murder by T. C. LoTempio.
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
Break Me by Tiffany Snow when I saw it on an email from Entangled Publishing. I'll be reading it soon since it will be released on March 14.
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.