<< Back to all Blogs
Login or Create your own free blog
Home > Different Sorts of Days

Different Sorts of Days

December 8th, 2018 at 09:54 pm

I had to laugh at an encounter with a student group yesterday. I ran into them in our library coffeeshop, and they were surprised to see me, asking if I didn't have Fridays off. It's a week until the end of the semester--nobody has a day off, even on weekends.

But yesterday was filled with staff meetings, class scheduling issues, and then a wonderful few hours evaluating freshman research projects. We've been encouraging veteran instructors to help their students develop research projects and mentor them. I looked at projects from history, English, and psychology which were all so well done and interesting. And there was food! I cannot tell you how welcome a huge plate of vegetables and a lovely urn of coffee is in the middle of a day like that.

Two more student meetings followed--then off to the History Department to see my husband receive his award--where there was MORE FOOD. I think I should have been a historian--what lovely people, gracious and charming.

And then home to grade more projects of varying quality. So these late semester days are different, but bless the folks who order in food to keep us going.

Our DD did her first stab at the college entrance exams this morning. No news for weeks, but she can breathe a sigh of relief that it's over for a bit. And she's been made the head of costumes for their upcoming production of Mamma Mia.

Back to grading and how to improve this assignment next time.

3 Responses to “Different Sorts of Days”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    What a fun role for your daughter! And I agree, history people seem to be especially nice.

  2. Homebody Says:

    Yes what fun for your daughter! We went into a tree lighting ceremony where our 10-year old granddaughter's group sang 2 songs and she had a bit of a solo in one. She projected much better than the last time. We were quite proud of her!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    How funny about your seeing some students. Of course so many of us are taken aback seeing people when we don't think we would.

    Yay for your daughter. Sounds like fun.

Leave a Reply

(Note: If you were logged in, we could automatically fill in these fields for you.)
Will not be published.

* Please spell out the number 4.  [ Why? ]

vB Code: You can use these tags: [b] [i] [u] [url] [email]