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Patricia Baser

no more slacking

January 6, 2009 at 4:05 AM



The Many Messiahs of Chrismas are done.  Vacation has vacated. So I went back to school today, though we are kid-free until tomorrow.  We had the prerequisite itinerant meeting first (where we ate, stared, learned one piece of information in 60 minutes...) followed by time spent at both schools.  I always catch the ends of meetings (mostly a good thing).  Today involved many abbreviations, DRA, RTI, TABS, ITBS, CRCT,...makes you want to run from the room screaming.  I also finally got to move the remainder of my music materials to my lovely learning cottage.  I was able to straighten out many things, but alas, my word wall (word walls are mighty important down here in Georgia) was left untouched due to the giant wasp that sitting on "ritard".   Tomorrow, I return to the usual-peg wrestling, string wrangling, rosin/rock stop shuckin' and listening to the oft-used-first day back from vacationing student howdy "I forgot I had class today".    Back to business as usual.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on January 6, 2009 at 7:25 AM

What is your "lovely learning cottage"?  It sounds enticing.

You have my sympathy for three letter words and the hassles of teaching kids in school.  I hope the new year brings you unexpected pleasures.

From Patricia Baser
Posted on January 6, 2009 at 10:22 AM

A "learning cottage" is an educational euphemism for trailer.  That is my teaching abode where I teach general music.  On my string teacher days, I am either in a library, auditorium, or mystery space, as that program is "homeless" (sniff...).

From Rosalind Porter
Posted on January 6, 2009 at 6:14 PM

One of the advantages of these complete Sonatas and Partitas of Bach editions is that they make perfect wasp exterminators when applied to the insect with a hefty whack.

The music trailer sounds so cool!


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