I can't even IMAGINE why this week was SO LOOOOOOOOONNNGGG! I even took a personal day on Tuesday. Maybe it's because I'm burned out? This is my 30th year of teaching and yes, I AM BURNED OUT. Took many kids who can't read in 3rd grade. I have 5 that can't even write their numbers to 100. WHAT IS GOING ON???? 7 NON-readers! Can't even read the word "the"...And, no, they don't read in Spanish, either. They are illiterate. And, I'm supposed to catch them up to 3rd grade level in 10 months? Ain't gonna happen. WHERE and WHAT have their parents been doing for 8 years? That's the REAL question. One boy doesn't bring homework. I had another teacher call his home. Nobody answered, so she left a message for the parent to set up an appointment with me. It never happened. He continues to "forget" his homework. NO PARENTAL SUPPORT!
Okay...I'm done with my ranting and venting. Teachers have to let loose every now & then.
So, anyway, on Tuesday, when I took my personal day, I stopped at the Whitewater Preserve, which is up a way into the San Bernardino mountains, off Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, but the OTHER direction. It's always so nice & peaceful up there...enjoy the photos!