Friday, August 11, 2017

Random Tid Bits

I'm writing this a week early. Classes started this week, so I know I'll be super busy. If you comment, I'll be sure to get back to your blog.
  1. I gave my fall sylabi to the Education Director in the spring, well before classes were over. She never went over them; that I'm aware of. I find it kind of insulting; considering I plowed through to get them to her before my surgery. It's less than a week before classes start, and she still hasn't given them back to me with any changes. I emailed them on over to the Director (a different person) of the school. She emailed me back asking, "Did the Education Director approve these?" I just replied with a, "Yes." There are times where I want things to be right, and there are other times I just choose my battles. At this time I just chose to let it go. Yes she's reviewed them in the past, so there's that.

  2. I was surprised to see a guy teacher back at work. Why was I surprised? Last year he told the student it was his last year. He also told me that he has Alzheimer's Disease. 

  3. Last year I had lots of workbooks for my kids to work on during the summer. This year I didn't. For one they stop making a lot of workbooks in upper elementary. For another I've read a few articles here's one that being bored is good for kids. Here I was trying to give them something to do all the time.

    Instead of always giving them things to do I encouraged this:

  4. Mica's new to doing laundry. I went to go make Isaak's bed, after asking Mica to go get what was in the dryer. It was all wet. He put it in the dryer, but never turned it on. I just can't believe he brought them up and didn't think, These feel a little wet. We made him put them in the dryer, turn the dryer on, then I said, "Don't worry about it. We all start out laundry with mistakes."

    Travis piped in, "Mica I've washed a load of water before. I forgot to put clothes in there." Travis did that as an adult! I think us admitting we've made mistakes helped establish that he can come to us when he makes a mistake. 

  5. We have a Family Reunion on my Mom's side once a year. In a way it's too much of the time. In another way it's just once a year. Here's a photo of my Grandpa with his siblings that are still alive. He's had 2 sisters, and 1 other brother that have passed away. These 3 have always been the closest of the siblings.

    My 91 year old Grandpa is the one in the front with the darker skin. I swear he looks part Native American, but I have no proof of that. 

What's your oldest relative? 


Glenda Cates said...

I am not sure how my oldest relative would be but is something I could ask my dad as he is still alive. In the meantime Happy Birthday to your son.

~ Noelle said...

I guess my grandma would have been my oldest. She passed away today at 94.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Probably my grandma, but she passed away at 75. I'm embarrassed to admit, I just taught Mariah to do laundry last week and she's 18! Somethings are just easier for me to do, but I didn't want her to have to go to college clueless on how to do laundry.

An Apel a Day said...

You're not alone Theresa. My boss' wife didn't teach their kids until then either.

mail4rosey said...

I think a reunion once a year is GREAT for the older members of the family. It's so nice to have an excuse to get everyone together, all of your 'people' and what better way than a reunion. My aunt runs one annually too (my dad's side). I've gone once, and it was a great way to meet people who knew my dad (I never met him, he died when my mom was in her last month of pregnancy). I thought it was great. It's in another state though, so I don't go.

I STILL make laundry mistakes once in awhile. I put a light colored shirt in a dark load recently and that didn't turn out so great. ;)

Mandy said...

Glad that Mica's first laundry mistake was forgetting to start the dryer! That's an easy thing to correct! :)

That's awesome that your grandfather is still alive. Be sure to cherish this time with him!

Diana Hile said...

It was interesting to read the inside thoughts of a teacher because sometimes I don't understand what you have on your mind. Ones when I was completing my essay writing my teacher told me that he doesn’t need to check my results this time. And I have spent 3 days to write that essay. Now I see that you have your personal problems and maybe my teacher also had them.


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