Ahhhh, the two weeks before exams...ahhhh, the freaked out students who've done no work all semester long and now miraculously "need" a C for scholarships, academic probation, GPA, yada, yada, yada. And...here comes the kicker, ya'll...I'm a meanie if I don't let them make up all the work they've missed since August and give them their C or B or even A.
I'm the meanie.
I. do. not. let. them. make. up. work. they've. missed. since. August.
For many of my students, it's time to grow up. It's time to realize that actions have consequences...and that the big boy and big girl world won't wait around for you if you choose to slack off.
Since this is not an academic blog, that's all I'm gonna say about that.
I've been reading student essays and research papers this week, so my personal reading and writing was stymied this past week. I did manage to read Erica Bauermeister's School of Essential Ingredients and The Lost Art of Mixing though and posted my review of TLAOM at 11:40 p.m. of the day it was due.
I almost completely forgot it.
My brain tends to be addled some during heavy grading periods so I've managed to pick up quite a few silly news articles this week...it's always interesting to me what my brain focuses on during times of high stress :/
Take a look at these:
Elmo puppeteer - I thought Sesame Street was safe...and this just made me sad.
Florida man chokes in roach eating contest trying to win a snake - While I would never wish for anyone to die, I just sorta feel like if you are going to eat roaches, well, I'm assuming this result would be something that you should have contemplated?? Surely somebody somewhere could've found this guy a book to read?? Yeesh.
Organic Eggs Scorecard - this made me mad. I've been paying over a dollar more for every carton of eggs I buy bc I buy Eggland's Best. They are on the freaking bottom of this list. They tricked me!! I. hate. being. tricked.
Classic first lines - cool booky stuff here...some memory joggers and some TBR teasers :)
The cast of Les Mis - my big giant whopper Les Mis keeps moving from my dresser, to the nightstand, now to my desk at home. I cannot watch this movie until I've read this book...but you've got to love this month's Vogue spread of the cast.
Barnes and Noble Best Books of 2012 - another list...anybody else out there like me who can't get enough of these lists :)
I haven't posted my winners yet, but will do so after church today :) I've got a little surprise too :)