Saturday, March 5, 2011

What I'm Doing This Weekend


It's that time of the semester...


I left these on my desk at school for about a week with a note on the top that said "Grade!"

Every morning I returned and nothing had happened.


Apparently the Magic Grading Fairies are off duty.


75 essays this weekend. 62 more coming in on Monday and Tuesday.

Does anyone just have an assortment of large rubber stamps?

53 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh my. Looks like a busy weekend for you, Betty. Good luck making your way through all of those. Those darn fairies. You can never count on them to be there when you need them. :)

mskanorado said...

O my! Looks like you have you work cut out for you this weekend!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Bless you, Teacher Betty. I don't have rubber stamps, but I can send a stash of chocolate to keep you going.
xoRobyn

Mary Ann said...

Oh Betty...my daughter-in-law is a high school English teacher...poor you...I feel for you. Asprin and coffee or maybe something a bit more medicinal perhaps:)

Raquel Byrnes said...

75 Essays! Oh. My. Godiva! You are going to be cross-eyed come Monday. Good luck.

Zuzana said...

That is truly some work load.;) I often wondered about teachers and when they graded the assignments. Now I know it is during the weekend.;)
Have a great Sunday,
xoxo

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Seems lke a busy week-end Betty,
hope you manage to get through it.

Yvonne.

slommler said...

I have a ton of rubber stamps but I don't think they are the kind you are looking for. Love your photos!!
Wow! That is a lot of essays!!! Good luck!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Theresa Milstein said...

That reminds me of report card weekend.

Hope you get to do something fun in the midst of grading essays. Happy Sunday!

Ann said...

Who let the grading fairies take an early spring break? Don't you just hate it when you have to pick up the slack for someone else :)
Hope you make it through that stack and find some time for yourself this weekend

Gigi said...

Are all the fairies on strike? I've been waiting for my housecleaning fairy to show up for a month now.

faye said...

Have a cup of coffee and turn on the
speed reader within...
and yes.. some chocolate might
help.

Mamma has spoken said...

That's a lot of reading! Hopefully there are some really good ones in there. Pass experience tells me that you'll read a lot of duds before you get to the good ones ;o)

Tracy said...

Oh CRAP!
You mean that little 'grading fairy' hasn't come to visit you yet? I swore I sent him your way! :)
I despise grading papers...

Peggy K said...

I'm not a teacher, but given my anality (is that a word?? if not, it should be) on grammar and punctuation, I can't even imagine dealing with it.
I'm sure there's a good read in there somewhere! Find it and savor it!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Good luck. That's a lot of reading and something tells me it's not all captivating stuff.

Out on the prairie said...

Just put that smiley face on the good ones, it may catch their attention more when they don't get one.LOL

Old Kitty said...

Oh BB!!! You make these assignments look so amazing against the red backdrop!!!!! :-)

Oh dear - there's so much to do...!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Take care
x

Linda said...

As much as I used to dread DOING these assignments, I never thought about how much the teacher must dread GRADING them. Have a blessed Sunday, Betty. It looks as if it will be a busy one.

Madi and Mom said...

BB OH MY STARS...I say grade the the old fashion way....
go to the top of some very high steps....toss the papers to the wind...the ones landing on the top portion get A's, middle portion B's etc...MOL
Good luck
Madi and Mom

Pat said...

Looks like you won't be diving into your own personal reading this weekend, nor doing much of anything else! Hope you get it all done. Isn't there rain forecasted for California this weekend....lucky for you! I'd hate to be inside on a sunny day!

Bouncin' Barb said...

I think it's national Fairy Day and they all have the weekend off because my dishes are still here and the made isn't made. What the hell?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Teachers do punish themselves with homework. Hope some of them were interesting.

Donna said...

You'll find ME hiding under the desk....Hahahaaa....omgoodnessGIRL!
hughugs

Nicolasa said...

Oh man! I have had piles like that to correct. No fun. I find the hardest thing for me is to just get started. Once I get going it isn't as bad as I thought it would be! Good Luck!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hi Betty there is an award for you at my blog, it's called Friends for the Journey.

Yvonne.

Tabor said...

I would have suggested...pace yourself...but clearly that suggestion is too late.

Talli Roland said...

Yikes! I can't say I miss those days... ergh! Hope you manage to get in some relaxation time.

Shan said...

Oh my dear, you are not alone. I have 40 student files to work on. About 12 down so far. Grr!

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. I'm right there with you. I worked until about 10:20 on Friday night, and I have a slew of essays coming in on Monday.
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Baby Sister said...

Lol. I remember when the English Teacher I was a T.A for would have me help her because she got so far behind...those were good times. Good luck!!

Ami said...

I have a full set of alphabet stamps.

Do you give 'Z' grades?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Do you need one that says 'loser,' or is that too harsh?

Marlene said...

That looks more painful than having to do taxes!

Sonora said...

Whoa! So I guess not sitting around popping chocolates and watching soap operas for you any time soon! Good luck!

Ann Best said...

Wow! What a stack! Reminds me of the long ago days when I taught what was called Freshman Composition. All those essays to read, sometimes over the weekend. Hope you're about to the end of them by now!!!

ds said...

I hope that by this time you are finished, or nearly so, with all of that grading and are imbibing huge quantities of chocolate as a congratulatory measure!

Seams Inspired said...

I almost feel guilty leaving a comment for you to read. ;o) Happy reading and Happy Sunday, friend! Hope your eyes are scanning the pages of eloquent and interesting compositions.

McGillicutty said...

OMG but they look so beautiful against the red background!! start at the beginning it's a very good place to start! :)

Lin said...

Yikes. Just do a few in one sitting. Take a break and go back for more. Before you know it, you'll be done! (well, I hope)

That is one very scary pile waiting for you! EEEK!

gayle said...

That's a lot of reading for you to do! Good luck!

The Retired One said...

Bless you for what you do. One of my favorite teachers was my Creative Writing teacher in high school. She inspired me and made me love coming to school. I still love to write after all these years. The feedback she gave me on my writing gave me confidence and hope for the future. So just remember that you may affect a student like she did me....for years to come. (No pressure.) LOL

floweringmama said...

LOL, no but I have a stash of "good job" stickers!

citymouse said...

This is why I could never do what you do. I haven't done laundry in days and that's about the only deadline I want to worry about. (Although, in real life it really isn't the only one.) Good thing you are on West Coast time... at least you still have a few hours!

LittleSilkDress said...

If I had rubber stamps I would give them to you. Hope you had a productive weekend!

Leanne said...

Oh, dear. How many paper cuts will a stack like that produce? (I'm a glutton for paper cuts - I think I got one just LOOKING at your photos - owwwieee!!!) Be safe, and perhaps a strong pot of coffee will assist in completing the task!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Wow! That must be a bit overwhelming. As a former English teacher, I know how time consuming it is to do a good job of grading essays. Hope it goes more quickly than you might imagine...

Susan said...

totally feel your pain, Betty!

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I hope mine was to your liking.

Gaston Studio said...

Thank goodness you're the kind of teacher who will give up her weekend to grade the works of her students properly. Thanks for that Betty!

Hilary said...

And yet you have time to blog.. top marks for you! ;)

Susan in the Boonies said...

Ugh!!!

Sending you out condolences.

Hoping that you had several nice surprise reads in there!

Cricket said...

My father swears he had a professor in college who routinely would give everyone a B. No comments... just a red letter B.

I'm just sayin'.