The semester's almost over. 6 teaching days left (for me), plus three finals, and then a lot of grading.
But for this moment, there's no grading to do. I just turned back two big assignments recently, and will have still to grade:
1. Writing course: full set of papers, plus short paper, plus revisions. Some extra credit journals.
2. Intro to Lit course: final exams. Maybe some extra credit journals.
3. Senior Seminar: full set of papers, plus draft day grades (graded on draft plus helpfulness to others group members.)
Meanwhile, there's plenty to do, and spring fever is making me inefficient.
I need to finish rereading a book to teach it.
I need to write a final exam. (Only one, though!)
And I need to put my house back together after all the painting, put art back up, clean it thoroughly, and get it ready for my Mom to visit.
I need to find a graduation present for my nephew (college, engineering). Ideas??
In other news: yesterday, I saw a Redpoll at my house, and four Pine Siskins. I've also had first of year White Throated Sparrows, Common Grackles. The Robins and American Goldfinches are wildly abundant.
Spring has come!