Survivor: the school edition
May 1, 2007 at 2:38 AM
We are definitely nearing the end of the school year.
On Friday, our middle school had a field day type event. I got to help man the "cakewalk". The slowly self-destructing boom box provided had no CD player and terible reception. We got oldies for a little awhile, but then that cut out, so I played my violin instead. 2 hours later, I had a nice sunburn (standing in a field from 12-2 p.m. in GA and did not think to bring sunscreen-can you tell I used to live in Michigan?). And, as a bonus, I got a couple fire ant stings between the toes of my left foot.
Today, while teaching my sixth grade strings, I had workers in my room running cables through the ceiling while I attempted to teach a couple of Elliot del Borgo gems. And, at our faculty meeting after school (after lots of discussion about standards based assessment), we were told we have to have our final grades in one week before school is actually done. And yet we are still supposed to give finals and tell the students they "count". Otherwise, Ein Heldenleben is this weekend, so I have to squeeze a bit of practice on that before school this week at the lovely hour of 7 a.m.
Ow. Sunburn and fire ants. I feel your pain.
One of the tricks I use to protect myself from the sun is to wear a jeans jacket when I'm tooling around town. Denim keeps off all UVA and UVB rays. It can get a little sweaty, but it works. I also keep a tube of sunscreen in my purse at all times.
Last year, two of my adult lady students, one in her forties and the other in her fifties, had big chunks of flesh carved out of their legs in order to remove skin cancers. Nasty stuff. Please protect yourself.
Also, I heard the fire ants are marching North.
I should add that yesterday was another day I could not teach at the middle school-scoliosis screening. And a teacher or twoa at my elementary decided my class was a "club" and wasn't meeting for the rest of the year (even though we are performing this morning...) Sigh...
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