Pam Webb

a writer's journey as a reader

Push Day


I’m madly trying to get my day eight NaNo post done before I trot off to school for round two of PTC. Yesterday was a twelve hour day split between half teaching the other half conferencing with parents.  PTCs are not my favorite part of my schedule, yet I do enjoy meeting with parents and getting to know them and encouraging them about their student.  I’ve been on the other side of the conference table and I know what it is like when a child is not doing the best possible in class. Hearing words of praise, encouragement, suggesting a plan of action, and even sharing student work helps strengthen the teamwork bond because while I’m not sure about needing an entire village to raise a child, I do know it helps when the parents are contributing members of getting the child through school.

So while I’m putting in another day at school “Vera” my NaNo character gets to sleep in.  Lucky. Today she’s contemplating what she should do for her novel.  She better get on it soon, daylight’s burning.  But don’t mention Daylight Saving Time–she’s kind of sensitive about that subject. If you feel like popping by and seeing how my NaNo is doing, that would be great.

Well, off to school. Today should be a bit easier with half the day in curriculum meetings and the other half conferences.

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to school I go.  I like my work, I shall not shirk, Hi ho, hi ho.



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3 thoughts on “Push Day

  1. If you haven’t seen it already, check out Singing Pigs’ Freshly Pressed blog post called “Things You Shouldn’t Say To A Teacher.”As a teacher yourself, you may find it amusing.

    And remember…weekend is drawing closer in 3…2…1… 😉

  2. Yup, been there with most of those thoughts. Today we earned our day off, but guess I’ll be spending it grading a set of AP journal and then get next week’s unit straightened away.
    Happy Weekend,

  3. Pingback: Day Thirteen: PTCs=Pain in The Cephal | Verasimilitude: A NaNoWriMo Novel in Progress

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