Reading and grading essays
This one here. Christmas beer! It tastes kind of strange actually.
I’m not going to bed until I’ve finished all the grading for the term. Not much left though, 7 short essays.
I don’t have to hand in the grades until tomorrow night – before midnight. But it will be so nice waking up tomorrow not having to do any assignment/essay reading.
Christmas vacation is just around the corner. Yay!
Back to the essays.
five days left of teaching.
And yes – I’m counting
I complained about Mondays earlier this week. Well, I cannot complain about Fridays. I have no classes to teach so I can stay at home, sleep in and do some preparing and grading. Which is what I did today. I’m about halfway through a stack of grammar exams that need to be graded. Yay.
Well, I like grammar. So it’s fine.
My toes are cold – they have been freezing all day. It’s so cold outside!
Tomorrow: thanksgiving! OK, I know it’s not until next Thursday but me and my friends are doing Thanksgiving tomorrow. My friend’s coworker asked her why on earth we were taking up this American custom. Well, why not? It’s simply a fun excuse to do something with our friends; eat good food and have fun. We did this last year and it was a success so I think we have established a tradition.
This week’s discovery: every “The Unbelivable Truth” episode ever on Youtube. I love you YouTube. And I do love Radio 4. David Mitchell is a favourite too.
And these were the random thought of today!
Making grammar tests
Listening to Nicholas Parsons.
I went to yoga class today. The teacher made us try this pose – the crow. Well, I didn’t succeed. No surprise really!
Anyway. I’m really glad that this Monday is almost over. Mondays are tough at work. I teach four courses and all of them have classes on Mondays.
Tuesdays are good though. Only one proper class to teach and lots of time to drink coffee, chat and prepare.
I’ve got the feeling that I’m writing an immensely boring post. Better stop!
I know it’s a cliché – but time really flies!
Today was the last day of the mid-term break. Four great, relaxing days. Tomorrow it’s back to reality.
I’m gonna try not to get swamped in work in this second half of term – like in the first half of the term.
I actually had imagined that being a working girl would be a whole lot easier than being a university student. I pictured myself doing all sorts of stuff: knitting, running, playing my instruments and stuff. But so far I’ve been working most of the time. I feel like a student – I always have homework! As this is my first year teaching I’m reading everything for the first time just like my students. And then there’s the making of assignments, grading assignments and just generally trying to figure what the f*** I’m doing!
Yes, the exciting life of an English teacher!
I like it though. This is a challenging project but a fun one.
And there is lot of fun stuff in store for November!
When I grow up…
(I’m 24 – I’m not a grown-up yet)
..I’m never gonna work on weekends.