Monday, January 15, 2007

Sometimes it's the little things that make me happy. For instance:

  • I've got the day off work. Thank you, Dr. King!
  • The sun is shining and the birds are singing - but they've got to be cold! (And don't tell me that it's not cold here. I know it's probably colder where you are, but it only reached 53 degrees in town yesterday, and that's cold for us! We're just not used to this. Our blood is thin.)
  • My camellias are blooming.
  • I received approval for the final component of my thesis over the weekend. Now I need to write the abstract and have my principal verify my project. Then I'll mail it off to my Academic Specialist and be done with it by the month's end!
  • I also received approval for my final Problem Statement for my current class, and can begin putting that project together.
  • Oh, and my Academic Specialist informed me that the portfolio requirements have just changed, and now I do not need to put all the portfolio pieces together in a fancy folder and have my principal and a colleague verify it for me. One less thing to do!

Visit Terri's blog for more Mirth on Monday.

14 Comments:

  • At 11:31 AM, Blogger new girl said…

    Happy Monday, Joannah!

     
  • At 11:53 AM, Blogger Connie said…

    Ahhh..simple happiness is good. Please send some of that sunshine my way.

    Three.straight.days.gloom.and.rain :0(

     
  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger Terri said…

    Our camellia's are blooming too!
    What's a Problem Statement?
    Enjoy your day off--it's FREEZING here, literally.

     
  • At 12:51 PM, Blogger Joannah said…

    Terri,

    A Problem Statement is when I identify and quantify a problem in my classroom before I begin putting together some solutions to fix the problem. Every one of my classes has required me to do this. My new Problem Statement is in regard to the fact that the majority of my students don't solve math word problems independently. Now, I'll need to research some solutions and implement a four week trial in which I try some of those solutions and see what works best. Then I reflect upon whether or not I chose strategies that were successful for my students or not.

    And, that's the short answer! :-)

     
  • At 1:05 PM, Blogger tracy said…

    Sounds like a lot of things to smile about!

     
  • At 4:56 PM, Blogger Stacy said…

    Isn't it nice when things just seem to be going to well?!?!!

    Happy Monday!

     
  • At 5:28 PM, Blogger Kathy and Joel said…

    Good for you (for so many reasons)!! You need a countdown ticker for your course so that I can keep track of your progression. C'mon March!!!!

     
  • At 6:06 PM, Blogger jlittlefield3 said…

    Happy Monday!!!

     
  • At 7:05 PM, Blogger Glinda said…

    Even though that of which you speak may as well be written in Punjabi, because I really don't understand the intricacies of such studies, I congratulate you most enthusiastically on becoming one step closer to your dream.

     
  • At 12:40 AM, Blogger A Special Family said…

    Sounds like you have some great news!!
    It is always wonderful when life is simplfied!

     
  • At 5:48 PM, Blogger Shannon S said…

    You are so ambitious! I'm afraid I have the only halfway through the year glums! I was walking through the hallway at school today thinking I'd better swing by and glean a bit of inspiration! Thank you!

     
  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger Janet said…

    Your camellias are blooming? Now that IS something to be thankful for! Our garden is covered by a foot and a half of snow! LOL!

     
  • At 10:03 PM, Anonymous wendy said…

    Love your Mirth on Mondays! I totally have been slacking!!!

     
  • At 4:24 AM, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Just wanted to let you know that I have started posting again on Forks & Chopsticks! Stop by if you have a chance.

     

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