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The first week is over. I loved the actual work. I ended up working with just first grade and some fourth graders. These are the children who tested very low on the dibbles test. They also had trouble in their third grade class. I will only be working with the fourth grade for three weeks. […]

Posted at: August 22nd, 2004 - 10:25 am - Comments Off on Friday, August 22,2004

The dreaded unpaid workshops! We spent all day revisiting (as my supervisor loves to say) Reading First guidelines and GLE (new name for Benchmarks and if no one knows what the old name means–What the child is suppose to learn in every area of subject matter in their grade level….ie Grade Level Expectations…) If nothing […]

Posted at: August 14th, 2004 - 2:24 pm - Comments Off on First Official Day of School

Thursday night, Elaine, Christine and I elected to stay home and relax. We got our clothes packed, cleaned up and went to eat. It was nice just to sit and visit. I finally had my first drink during the entire trip. The ladies that went out had decided to go back to the French Market […]

Posted at: August 10th, 2004 - 4:32 pm - Comments Off on Part 5: Winding Down

On Wednesday, I was able to meet with Vera and Ray. They picked me up at 4:30 to go to eat. We went looking down St. Charles for a restaurant a lady had recommended. Couldn’t find the special one, but we stopped at another. It was fairly good. Lots of food. I ordered a Vegetable […]

Posted at: August 10th, 2004 - 4:13 pm - Comments Off on Part 4: Visiting with Old Friends

Sounds exciting”’ Well, we are not the exciting types. We were a large group of 11 ladies and had a real good time trotting down to the French Quarter to look around. We hitched a ride on the shuttle from the Hyatt and went first to the French Market. The ladies were in search of […]

Posted at: August 10th, 2004 - 3:45 pm - Comments Off on Part 3: Ladies on Bourbon Street

Everyday we had to be in our meetings from 8:30 to 4:00. We had two breaks morning and afternoon that were ten minutes and no longer. We had an hour for lunch. They had a continental breakfast at 7:30, meal at 12:00 and left over breakfast at 2:00. The ten minute break in the morning […]

Posted at: August 10th, 2004 - 5:27 am - Comments Off on Part 2: The workshop

Okay, picture 12 women from one school and approx 15 to 20 from another school piled into cars with at least 4 or less in them traveling down highway 90 to New Orleans. Sandy, one of our kindergarten teachers, was the leader. She is not your normal everyday person, so with her being the leader […]

Posted at: August 9th, 2004 - 2:01 pm - Comments Off on Part One: New Orleans Bound

This year will be quite different, I am hopefully semi-retired. I could not think of a word that could adequately state my change, but this seems to be the best. :’ I will not be in the classroom, but will be what is labeled an “interventionist”. I would love to open a business where I […]

Posted at: August 9th, 2004 - 1:34 pm - Comments Off on My Change in Life