I smiled this morning when I saw the contest asking for comments. That was my plan for the weekend, except for where the comments were going to be made. We are at the end of our second trimester. My report cards are done, except for comments. I’d already finished specific subject comments now I needed to do the general comments. I have access to our school on the weekend, but in the winter, and we’re still in winter here in Michigan, it’s much more comfortable to work at home. The low weekend energy saving temperature, while ok when I’m doing reorganizing and bulletin boards, is too chilly for sitting in front of the keyboard in the classroom
I had prepared well, I had all the data and growth records at home so I could make insightful comments to the parents. Unfortunately the grade-book's remote login didn’t work. I tried one combination, then another. I confess it probably isn't a problem with the login, it's probably my inability to remember yet another too similar password. With my time slipping away I gathered my piles of data and added a thicker sweatshirt and a vest.
On my way to school I drove to the coffee shop to buy a large tea. Not as cozy as my kitchen table but I’d be ok. I wasn’t the only staff member there this morning, but I didn’t stop to say “hi” as I headed to my room. I had one purpose only report card comments! I worked quickly and ignored all those tasks I could see beyond the monitor.
After a couple of hours I was finished. Proof reading done, I celebrated by with a purchase from Teachers Pay Teachers. I printed it to the color printer I’d loaded with my card stock. I used the laminator and headed home to cut and trim my newest project while I wait for my feet to thaw out.
My commenting spree will have to wait until after dinner.