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Weekly Wrap-Up: February 29-March 4th

By 10:36 AM

Hi guys! So I had my mini-vacation this week and it was so nice to have Saturday-Tuesday off! Going back to school Wednesday wasn't too bad, and Thursday was ok, but yesterday things just went to shit. For the first year ever, we have divided up our Spanish classes into honors and standard. My Spanish 2 classes are fine- I have NO issues with them. My Spanish 1 standard on the other hand.... is awful. They are the class that can't handle playing games, doing anything fun. They work best when they are doing written work (worksheets, book work, etc.) There are a bunch of sophomore boys in there and if you didn't know... sophomore boys are annoying as hell. I have always had good test scores, but I was absolutely wrecked when I saw this particular 3 and 1/2 weeks, their average was the lowest. EVER. Of my career. I have NEVER had scores so low from a class. And it's just one class, so I know it's not ME. The next time someone tells me that it's my job to make kids learn and if I'm not doing this, I'm not engaging enough- I will punch them in the face. You cannot force kids to learn. I'm sorry. You can't. I can be as cool and chill and awesome as possible and try to make things fun, but it ultimately boils down to whether or not that student wants to step up and learn. It's not on me.
 
Sorry. Rant over. I haven't been as active commenting wise, etc. because I've been in a grading hole, trying to get everything squared away for report cards this week. Hopefully things will settle down for a bit now.
 
19 days until SPRING BREAK!
 
Monday:                          The Monday Musts: Golden by Jessi Kirby, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson on Idol
                                              REVIEW: Siren's Song by Mary Weber (4 stars)
 
Tuesday:                          Tasty Tuesday: Chicken Teriyaki with Broccoli
                                               Monthly Recap: February
 
 
Thursday:                       The Hamilton Book Tag
 
 
Other Posts That Caught My Eye:
 
Tonya from Lilybloombooks is talking about Reading Challenges and how they should actually be used to challenge readers.
 
Quinn from Quinn's Book Nook is recommending romances with nice guy heroes! (My favorite kind!)
 
Nicole from Feed Your Fiction Addiction has a great post about the fine line between inspiration and copycatting.
 
Micheline from Lunar Reviews is talking about getting stuck in a genre and variety reading!
 
Megan from Reading Books Like a Boss has posted Volume 1 of her List of Bookish Things That Need to Happen. (I LOVE THIS!)
 
 
Bookish SQUEE! of the Week:
 
 
Thank you Heather for my own copy of Jonah's novella and to Bloomsbury for The Long Game!

 

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10 comments

  1. Yay for mini-vacation!! I can't imagine teaching at all because I have like zero patience but teaching sophomore boys must take a special person. So good for you!! Hope they get better. Love your other posts list this week because I have been a bit MIA myself and missed a lot apparently. Have a great week!!

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  2. Hugs re: sophomore boys! That sounds so hard! Seriously!!

    Awesome re: The Long Game !!!

    I love Nice Guy Romance too!! ♥

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  3. Gosh that must be so frustrating on the sophomore boys :/ I hope they start doing well soon. But hey, those mini vacations must have been awesome!

    Happy reading!

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  4. Ugh. Sorry about the rough week, Jess. Those boys though! I don't know how you do it!
    I've heard really good things about the Jennifer Lynn Barnes' books. I will be reading another book of hers sometime this month not in this series and I'm excited.
    Have a great week ahead, Jess!

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  5. Ugh the school drama. It sucks to hear about your classes are driving ya bonkers.

    5 days!!!! (not counting today)

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  6. Work sounds stressful! Hope it gets better! :(
    Chicken Teriyaki and Broccoli sounds like something I need right now. Thanks for that ;)

    I need to check out nice guy heroes! That sounds wonderful.

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  7. I need a mini-vacation! Sorry about your frustrations with your class. Sounds like you needed a mini-break. Thanks for sharing my post!

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  8. Sometimes the mini vacations are the best. No major plans and just wing it! Happy reading and have a wonderful time:)

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/03/06/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-150-and-the-sunday-post/

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  9. Pretty books are pretty! And I am sending you ALLL the hugs. I hope that class gets better!

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  10. Hooray for a mini-vacation! I have one coming up this weekend and I. Can't. Wait. I need a break. I'm sorry to hear you had a rough week. I don't know how you deal with high schoolers on a daily basis. You deserve a medal. Or a raise. Or both. *hugs*

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