Friday, October 11, 2019

Random Tid Bits

  1. I survived yet another busy midterm week: Grades are in, projects are accounted for, everyone earned their grades, they are all passing, except one that's dropping.

    I do have a non motivated student in my Design and Layout class. I kind of chewed him out when he presented. I told him that it's his job to get motivated. He can do that by working in what he likes to do. He sketches fun images a lot. I said, "Work those into your projects!" The other students backed me up. It was overall positive.

    I have a group of 3 students in first year that clown around too much. Sometimes I wish I could say, "Ok you sit here, and you over there." It's not elementary, so what shall I do? No one that's serious wants to hear them horsing around. They are spending way too much on their education to piss it away. I'm torn on how to handle this - always.

    I do have to hang a big project, and will hopefully do that on Monday. 

  2. Our window sills are totally full of tomatoes. It got cold enough that it snowed in Omaha today. Nothing stuck. Travis pulled off all the tomatoes last night. Otherwise they'd be useless, with a freeze. It's like we skipped fall all together.

    I called in for pizza last night. It's been awhile, since I've had off from cooking something. I didn't escape the work. Tomatoes were waiting to be processed. I made a mess in the process, so I had to scrub the floor afterwards.

  3. Things are about to get super hectic! This weekend my one and only niece Kailey is getting married, Isaak has two soccer games (one is a makeup game). Travis goes out of town to pick up some sculptures and his Mom is having surgery Monday and Tuesday. I have a Program Advisory Meeting on Tuesday after work. I leave work early on Wednesday to go to Mica's conferences across town. Thursday Isaak gets braces, we have Isaak's conferences, and I'm getting allergy shots. All the rest of this month is nuts like that. 

  4. I had to confront the boss man with a not so nice email. I was going to confront him face to face, but the meeting we were supposed to have never happened. He wanted me to teach 4 classes next semester. The class he wanted me to take on is Web. Not something I feel like I'm qualified to teach. He wanted my co-worker to help me. I was supposed to be quiet, and not tell my co-worker. He doesn't take change well. He sits right by me. I brought up many points. The biggest one was that I dislike how employees are put against each other. I mentioned that we all have our assets. Without me things wouldn't be as creative as they are, without my co-worker things wouldn't work as well as they do, and so on. I still have the busy schedule of three classes, but that's much better than four! My college teachers always taught only one course. They'd teach it a few times, but it was a repeat. 

  5. Isaak's gecko Sunny is always wiggly when he’s first held, but two nights ago he calmed down. I fed him when Isaak was doing his homework. He did seem to know food was coming his way. He got off his rock, and walked towards the front of his tank. His food just sat there. Isaak came in a few hours later, picked up his worms with a tweezer, and he ate it right up. Maybe he just knows I’m not his master. Isaak’s a good father to his gecko Sunny.


Theresa Mahoney said...

Booo! on the snow! Keep it all there, please! I am so not ready for it and the cold that comes with it.

Maybe you could pull the 3 students that are goofing off aside and just tell them how their behavior affects the whole class. Maybe it will embarrass them enough that they knock it off.

I'm sorry you have a boss that likes to pit coworkers against each other. Nobody should have to work in that kind of environment!

Sunny is so cute! I am glad that he is forging a bond with Isaak :)

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

Snow is coming? ooh nooo...Sunny is super cute btw! I love gecko but my hubby can't stand it!

mail4rosey said...

That's awesome that Sunny knows who his master is, lol. Our cat only loves me if her master is otherwise occupied (or if I take out her food). ;) I have 5 boys in my last block that goof off and ruin it for everyone. I have rearranged seats, had parent teacher conferences, written them up, put them in another room for 10 minutes with a sheet to sign for their mom, etc. Nothing works longer than part of a day. It's annoying.


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