Relief

All of my grades are finalized!

The last day of the grading period was last Tuesday, March 9th, but you know you never have all the grades in when they are due. I have been more patient and understanding with my students, but when does being patient become enabling? I always want the grades to be a true reflection of a student’s ability, and being unorganized and late can be recorded on anther section of the report card.

This school year has be so difficult for students and teachers alike, so I will continue to be as patient as I can possibly be. I do have a deadline, and I let students hand in work until the very last minute I can. That however leads to more stress for me when trying to locate missing assignments and complete the grades on time.

I am SO RELIEVED right now though. I don’t have to worry about this again until June. I have the rest of the evening to myself, and so many things I want to do. That is a good problem to have!

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I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of March. I will be posting every day this month. It is sponsored by twowritingteachers.org. #SOL21

7 thoughts on “Relief

  1. Our grades are due next weekend. Next weekend I have other huge commitments so I started this week with making comments. I know I will have to spend time next weekend putting the final touches on everything, but I still feel like I have a good start. I am looking forward to feeling the relief you are feeling right now!

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  2. Isn’t it nice to not have that chore weighing you down! I hope you find a way to celebrate and enjoy doing something you WANT to do!

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  3. Congratulations! I remember how the task and eventual completion of report cards was huge deal. I have noticed many teacher sharing how they accept late work and I have appreciated it, but had not thought of the effect it has on teachers when it comes time to turn in grades.

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  4. You are relieved but so may many of your students be, discovering you will accept their late work. I appreciate your philosophy of marking them for being disorganized another place. You might write more about this another time.

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