Thursday, December 29, 2005

HAPPY 2006

The school year is moving along swimmingly. Of course, that's easy to say in the middle of winter break :). I will say that after a week with Tim's cute 3.5 year old niece, I'm glad we decided not to have children. Now, don't get me wrong; I do love kids...just not 24/7.

Here's something that's been nipping at the back of my brain. My current batch of students are a bit, how you say, slow. Not dumb-slow, just we-need-an-extra-5-days-to-really-understand-what-the-heck-you-mean kind of slow. It makes me wonder if it's them or if I've only just begun to assess correctly. This does mean that I'm way behind, so I'll have to go through the chapters and really teach only the meaty stuff. And I know it works because on the quizzes of the last 3 units their scores really did form a bell curve. :) I love not having lots of F's on a test. Makes me feel like I did my job.