Monday, February 20, 2006
Library woes
I have two library cards right now (not counting those from Austin and Wichita which are really invalid but I still technically have) but not card from my own town. I decided to change that today. We have the TAKS test tomorrow. I thought a great treat after completing the test would be to listen to a young adult book on tape. So I left early in time to go to the library before it closed. And then I couldn't find the library. And then it was closed. So sad.

I ended up buying Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli on iTunes. That means making sure the iPod is charged up enough to play for many hours and bringing in my computer speakers to school. But I think it will be with it.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Today I got an email from my principal saying that I needed to stop by her office. Nothing bad, she said. Turns out I have been nominated for the school district's First Year Teacher of the Year Award. That feels very nice. It's one of those things I need to hold close when my students aren't learning, acting, or participating like I think they should.

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