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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Whacky day

  • Last day of classes before Spring Break. Activities decided to have our Spring sports Assembly that lasted an hour and forty-five minutes, and instead of spreading it out over the three classes (like usual) it all came out of 2nd period. So for teachers planning on giving a test in order to have a grade(s) for this week they were blessed with fifteen minutes of class time.

  • I was supposed to have an IEP meeting (special ed evaluation) for one of my students. One of the other teachers that was going to be there tripped and fell on the uneven sidewalk and smashed her face. She was bleeding badly and there was no first aide kit available. Paramedics took forever to get there, the only saving grace was that the student's parent was a medical technician and treated her with rough brown paper hand towels from the bathroom until the EMT's got there. Meeting was postponed.

  • This is the birth anniversary of Mr. Rogers. Can you spell W-o-r-k-m-a-n-'s C-o-m-p. and L-a-w-s-u-i-t. Last Friday I took my law class on a guided tour of the campus and had them point out all the tripping hazzards and other potential liability hazzards around the school. None of us picked out the uneven sidewalk squares. They kind of go unnoticed.

  • When I got into the classroom and turned on my computers to update before Spring Break, one of them has lost it's anti-virus software. It was on there a couple of days ago, but it's not there today -- technical support won't be able to do anything about it till we get back, which means I can't turn it on and use it possibley until next school year if even then.

  • When I turned on my laptop the external mouse wouldn't work. I had to turn it off and turn it on a couple of times. Finally working now. The joys of computers.


Unknown said...

How awful for your colleague who suffered that fall. I hope she will recover quickly!

1 plus twins said...

poor teacher!! hope it wasn't too serious. thank god the parent was a medic to help out.

your so right about computers, we love them but they are so unpredicable when they don't work our world comes to a halt. remember the days, of hand writing, typewriters, house phones connected to the walls. man we have come a long way in technology but when they all stop working we have no clue what to do. lol hope they get your computer fixed before next school year!! that is crazy.

have a happy easter.

San said...

Computers. Can't live with 'em. Can't live without 'em.

A smashed face. That HURTS me to think about.