Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

School crime scene

At least this time my car isn't inside the police tape.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring awakening

The crocuses are blooming ! I love DC

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Epic monopoly

Michael defeated the local monopoly players of NE PA (and myself) in
an epic game of sponge bob monopoly.

Michael agrees

So tasty we had to try them ok the way back to dc.

New York bakery

In frackville PA the doughnuts are very tasty

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Morning cuteness

"ok so here's the deal you rub my tummy and I will stop assaulting you
with my cuteness"

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Elias romping

Dog park

"see I knew you were leaving"

Home on an off day

Here are the furnalls and pete. Elias knows I'm about to leave and is
looking slightly accusingly.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New iPhone

So I decided I had had enough of verizon's overcharging ways
and.bought an iphone today as a result.

Sent from my iPhone

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Standardized Testing Blitz

So a brief layout of my students day consists of four 88 minute periods or roughly 5 hours and 30 minutes of instruction. Here in education limbo we are going to spend 15 minutes of each of these four periods preparing for the standardized test. We need to make a 20  percent gain otherwise horrible things will happen. The student that are tested who "count" are in tenth grade and take a test called the DC BAS . If we fail people will be losing their jobs.

So actual education takes a back seat and I get to grade seventy more assignments a day for 35 days for a rough estimate of twenty extra work hours during this frantic rush to make up for the lack of education my students have recieved thus far.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

So Elias' lump came back last week resulting in a rather unseemly incident involving blood and Micheal's comforter. I took off work last wednsday to get Eli to the vet where he remained until today in convalescence. He has quite the row of stitches down his neck which will be removed on the 27th.

Poor elias

Monday, February 16, 2009

Muppet Factory

So at FAO Schwartz in New York toward the back of the first floor there is a muppet factory where very dorky adults can make a muppet for 120 dollars. We are talking about a fully customized muppet of your very own. I resisted the urge as I'll be purchasing a slightly more useful toy tommorow. It was tempting though.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Osage county

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I love big bear