Saturday, February 13, 2010

One blonde moment after another

This week it seemed all I could do was pull blonde moments. We finished video taping for National Board this week and after review of the tapes and using the same camera for over 6 months I somehow successfully forgot to take off the lens cap on one of the filmings, turn the sound on on one of the filming, and show my face every 5 minutes. Nice. Anyways, I guess the good news is I finished taping so now I can start the writing process and get this thing mailed off.

I also went to WalMart and bought a dozen Mason jars to use as an extension activity for our Rocks and Minerals unit. Took them to school started my lesson and passed out the Mason jars to start growing our crystals and realized I bought a dozen lids for Mason jars with 12 lids in each box. So I had 144 lids and no jars. Nice.

I don't have school on Monday so maybe I can finish up everything and get some sleep so I don't continue my blonde streak.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I'm a glotten

for punishment, I think. I just spent the last few hours working on my application to enroll in a Master's Degree program. After all, National Board is winding down rather quickly (scary) and I need something to fill my time, right?! I'm so nervous and excited at the same time. A really great opportunity fell into my lap and after talking to Danny and praying about it, I think I would be really stupid not to go for it. Now, cross your fingers I get accepted.

The best part, it's all online. It's from the University of Texas. I know, I know traitor! But look, if my husband who is the biggest OU fan known to man can accept it, so can all of you. The Master's Degree is Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. This will allow me to become a principal or vice principal whenever I'm ready to retire from teaching. I love teaching but know someday I will be ready to move on. I have to take the GRE which makes me really nervous. The advisor sent me a link to obtain free study guides so after I submit my National Board portfolio in March I am going to start studying on that.