It's the new grade 12 social studies textbook. Hot off the presses... it arrived yesterday and I have until the end of the school year to write all the learning materials for the course that is to begin in August. Oh hurray!
So, I've got one learning guide written. I cheated ~ I had an "advance" of chapter 1 of the book so I managed to get most of the first guide done a while ago. Only 9 to go... plus 4 tests (x2 versions of each), plus a final exam. Yeah, I'm thrilled.
AND... I will be starting a course for my MEd degree this week. (Remember I blogged about that here in my very first post and here?) My textbooks are in and just need to be picked up from the courier and then I can start. Well, I need to pay my tuition first. It's very expensive. sigh. I hope it's worth it. Between school work and homework, I will have NO free time from now until eternity.
So, I thought I'd be a good girl and get some of the school stuff out of the way. I'll pick up the books for my course tomorrow and start the reading for that. I'll try very hard to stay off the computer when I should be reading, studying, writing papers, marking my own students' work, writing learning guides. I'm a teacher and a student now. Oh well, Mr. P is downstairs watching his beloved Philadelphia Flyers play Pittsburgh; the OnlyChild is mad at me because I actually expect her to ~ gasp!~ do school work at school (how unreasonable). I've got nothing better to do...
Except I do have better things to do than work on a Friday night. I do! I have BOMs to finish, skirts to sew, skiers to applique (yes, I still haven't finished that project). I have a sewing room badly in need of a clean and Spring clothes to return to my closet.
But that's okay. I need to feel productive right now and I'm actually quite good at writing these materials (my boss told me so ☺). I'll plod along.
At least I have this: my dance class started up again last night. It felt so good to get back in the "groove". There were only a few ladies there ~ people have other activities going on this time of year ~ but I really hope more commit to taking the 8-week session or it might be cancelled. That would be awful!
This picture was taken just over a year ago (end of last March) when I performed in a show. I made this costume myself but I've only worn it once because as soon as I did that performance I felt the need to buy a "real" costume with all the coins and beads and jangles... and that fancy bra! Scandalous!
So, what are you doing this weekend? Hopefully more exciting things than I have planned!
Edited to add: I finished (nearly) another learning guide! Now I'm off to the gym - even though it's kind of late (8:24 pm). I might as well use the energy I have.