My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

January 15, 2013

Finals. Ugh.

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It's finals week at the high school where my daughters attend.

It's the first time for my freshman daughter.

It's the fifth time for my junior daughter.

It's a time of debating, checking, insisting, phone-hiding, explaining, asking, coaching, refusing and studying.

It's time for me to find some chocolate, a book and trust that they will do their best.

It's finals week.  We're all being tested.


  1. Oh, don't miss that. Best to you & the girls!

    1. Thanks for your well wishes! It's hard to encourage without sounding like a nag!

  2. The final sentence summarizes it all. Good luck to you all.

    1. My parenting is being tested in so many ways. Sigh.

  3. Hope you found some good dark chocolate! :-)

    I just replied to your question on my blog but I wanted to post it here to make sure you saw it:
    I'm a member of the Active Band of the OSU Marching Band Alumni. (Not sure that's the kind of band you were thinking of...) We are an all brass and percussion band (like the regular OSUMB) made of alumni of all ages. We play a variety of music at concerts and pep rallies around Ohio, especially in the summer. You can click on "band" under "Labels" on my sidebar to see posts I've written about the band. What kind of musician are you?