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Why Do I Do This To Myself? March 9, 2010

Filed under: grading writer's notebook,thoughts — hey2blondie @ 7:58 pm

My head pounds as I read my students’ writers’ notebooks. I sigh and think to myself, “why do I do this to myself every time?” You ask what do I do to myself. I wait to grade 84 notebooks, 34 essays, and 7 projects. On top of that I have my regular vocabulary tests and other assignments. I should space out grading my notebooks, but I want to collect them all on the same day. I don’t want students going home and “catching up” on the entries they didn’t write. This time I collected both 6th and 7th grade notebooks on the same day but I graded 7th grades’ WN first and waited to grade 6th grade’s today. This process seemed to work well because my students were typing in the computer lab so I had a chance to read their WNs. I stayed after school today and graded the 7 projects, which didn’t take long at all. Now, I just need to grade my essays. I feel that these will go rather quickly, too. I hope. In conclusion, I don’t know why I wait until the last minute. It just seems to happen. I admit; I like to procrastinate.

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One Response to “Why Do I Do This To Myself?”

  1. jenucdavis Says:

    Hello, fellow procrastinator! I am currently staring down a pile of 80 memoir books that must be graded over my precious spring break! After 14 years, you would think I would learn.

    Just discovered your blog….great posts! I plan to visit again soon!


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