Sunday, March 2, 2014

Week Rewind, WIP, and FO

School was better this week.  After ranting here, I ranted to our principal and my Special Education Supervisor.  Some changes were made, and I am being "kicked out" of my room if only for a portion of my "duty free" lunch.  I eat with my class, but those few minutes away from my students has made a big change.  My assistants are working hard to make sure that I have some time to prepare daily.

It is Fur Rondy time up here in Alaska, with the Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod yesterday.  We usually drive into Anchorage and attend the festivities, but a headache kept me home. 

With the Iditarod, our school does Idita-read where students track minutes read and every minute equals a mile on the Iditarod trail.  I am on that committee and spend several hours every Friday "moving dogs".

Today we are working on chores around the house, as well as me getting things done for school.  I am hoping I will be able to squeeze some reading and knitting in (need to set a good example for my students so we can all get our dogs to Nome!).

Knitting?  You Ask.

WIP are:

I am attempting to knit 12 pairs of socks in 2014

Working heel flap, I should have no problem finishing these in a day or two or ten

Lost interest, need to finish sleeves-I am fearful it will GROW when I block it.
Fearful it won't turn out as great as I thought it would be!  :-(

Will this EVER get done?  I am not a lace knitter.....

I have managed to complete one pair so far
They have since been completed, ends weaved in and worn at least once.

Maybe over Spring Break next week, I will get my FO page for 2013 up dated, and start my 2014 FO page.


Gracey is not my name.... said...

I'm glad things have gotten better at school. I know not all states have unions, but I am union rep in our building and we are really good at maintaining duty free lunch and prep time (210 minutes a week) This summer we will be renegotiating the contract. Your projects look good...good luck on the socks..I could not make them fast enough.

Fiber Jewels said...

The problem is that I've been non-tenured.

Our district does not have to give a reason not to "rehire" a non-tenured teacher.

This is my 4th year with the district, but my first was 1/2 time, so I figured I had this year before I could put my union foot down.

Found out recently that I AM tenured (yay), and better than that, I signed my contract for 2014/15.

So, I felt comfortable ranting about breach of contract"