Monday, March 30, 2009

Plans for the week

Well this week starts off with a math test first thing this morning. Next I hurry over to the county clerks office to renew my tags so I don't drive illegally later this week. Then back over to the college for English. I'm not sure if we are watching the ending of Othello or just going to start going over "Their Eyes Were Watching God" which I'm still trying to read. The way the author wrote the dialect is making it hard for me to read. If they all spoke proper English or at least something closer to it I could read it no time flat. Having to read sentences like "if Ah kin haul de wood heah and chop it fuh yuh, look lak you oughta be able tuh tote it inside. Mah fust wife never bothered me 'bout choppin' no wood nohow. She'd grab dat ax and sling chips lak uh man. You done been spoilt rotten." I swear it's worse then reading/deciphering Shakespeare. After about ten minutes of reading I have to take a break or I get a headache. Anyway I have to finish that book this week. Also today, when I get home, I have to do a quick tidy because the repairman is coming today sometime to fix the washing machine, yeah. So I have a ton of laundry to as well. I also plan on finishing planting the garden today.
Tomorrow is pretty easy I just have to take and pick up a check at the college and then I plan on getting my hair cut. I'll post pictures...maybe. Wednesday is just classes, Thursday work, Friday just classes. I also have to call the propane company today so that we don't run out. I don't like cold showers. Well it looks like once I get through today the rest of the week will be easy.
Poor kiddies have TCAP testing this week. All but my youngest son...1st graders don't take the test. I hate standardized testing, mostly because my oldest, who is a bright child, always scores less then what he should on the stupid tests. So this puts him in lower classes then what he should be in. I think he has some test anxiety...I know he does. They shouldn't base how well and how much a child is learning on a stupid end-of-the-year standardized test. Bad thing is, is after this week...for the last month of school...they will basically do nothing. The teachers quit teaching and pretty much just become babysitters for the last month. Because they teach to the test and when the test is over they are done. Frustrating. So I will be setting up some extra work at home for the kids. ;)

1 comment:

Grace said...

Hmm thank for the idea of extra chores for the kids lol.All I get out of mine is fighting so that should keep them busy after their TESTS!I agree that they shouldn't use the dumb tests to see what kind of classes the kids need.