Monday, March 22, 2010

my day in numbers...

A couple weeks ago I took a few notes at work.  The numbers jumped out at me.  So, it's my work-day for your viewing pleasure...I also included a few pictures.
  • 28 new emails (as of 1:38 this afternoon)
  • 1 T.A. who deserved congratulations for landing the lead role in Willy Wanka Jr.
  • 3 "Frequent Flyer" issues - those students who have an excessive number of absences (22, 19, 20) and as a result, have failing or near-failing grades.  This means a lot of time was devoted to emailing parents, touching base with the attendance secretary and talking with other teachers to get their feedback.  Oh, and you'll be happy to know that one of these kids brought in a note asking to be excused from school for a week-long vacation.  Really?
  • 7 requests to use the restroom (1 student asked twice).  When I told him to wait 10 minutes and then ask me, he totally forgot.
  • 4 testing dates were scheduled (after school next week) for those who need to make-up missing work/exams
  • 16 emails composed and sent out
  • 62 vocabulary packets collected
  • 62 vocabulary packets graded (see picture)
  • 62 vocabulary packet scores were entered into the online gradebook
  • 15 no-name assignments currently decorate the front of my classroom (they hang from the whiteboard)
  • 11 miles to work, 11 miles home
  • 1 class covered during my prep period (only about 15 minutes or so) due to a cheating student.  This young man decided to take pictures of his notes with his phone.  Then, when it was time for the test, he pulled out his cellular device and used those photos to help him ace the test.  Bummer for him that he got caught!
  • 1 joke told by me (saw it on Facebook).  What do you call a short, fortune-teller who has escaped from jail?  A small medium at large.  :)
  • 10.25 hours spent at work today (the view from my desk is pictured below) and I'm still taking 3 different assignments home to grade
  • 1 incredibly supportive 7th grade team...I LOVE THEM SOOOOOOOO MUCH!
  • 7 fun folks to sit with and enjoy lunch - away from the classroom and away from the chaos
  • 6 years of teaching and I can't imagine doing anything else
  • 68 days until summer though!  :)


Kara said...

love this post!

Anonymous said...

Why is the WSU picture bigger than the UW one?!