I tend to wait until the last minute to correct my papers over the weekend but due to an unexpected one child needed to miss gymnastics today, I found myself at home with her all afternoon. After cuddling and watching a movie, I figured I would be proactive and get something done. I usually like to relax on Saturdays and save my school work for Sundays, but tomorrow is a busy day and there are a lot of papers.
I felt determined. I was able to get through all the late work that was turned in. I then sat back and started correcting my students' magazines they did for our informational writing. I got the idea from the blogger Teaching With a Mountain View. If you have never visited her blog, I strongly suggest it. This was the first year my students did these magazines, and I LOVED how they turned out. When I am able to see how far the students have come through a project like this, it makes the correcting less tedious. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them all.
And tomorrow, I might be able to relax a little bit.
After I stop in at school.