Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I should be. . .

  • studying.
    - I have a test tomorrow in one of my classes, and other than making flash cards to help me remember the material, I haven't studied.
  • writing social studies lesson plans.
    -I am writing a unit lesson plan on candy. I have to develop and write up 8 lessons to include in the unit. I chose 5th grade, so I have to meet U.S. history standards (my favorite subject!) and have spent countless hours scouring WWII exhibits at the Smithsonian's online exhibit, watching file footage of Pearl Harbor, listening to Presidential radio addresses, and researching WWII newspapers, advertisements, and other government documents. My problem? I find the material fascinating and want to include too much in the lesson. I am having difficulty deciding what to use and what to ditch (as I think it's all important).
  • researching past candy advertisements.
    -one of my lessons is on advertisements. I want to compare ads of today to those 50 and 100 years ago. Then the kids will invent their own candy and create an ad to market their product.
  • writing science lesson plans.
    -I have to write a lesson to teach for my final exam in the class. I already know what I want to do, I just have to put it on paper.
  • preparing dinner for tomorrow.
    -We go to church on Wednesday nights and I hate feeling rushed. I like to prepare easy meals or have complicated meals ready-to-go into the oven.

Instead, I am writing here and thinking about how tired I am. I need to get myself motivated to action. . .

Okay, now I'm ready to work! Have a great night!

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Carole said...

Hoping that everything goes okay. I'm tired just reading about it. lol School for me next year...I dread and love it at the same time.