Monday, January 28, 2008

Jurus Interruptus

I went to work this morning as an ESL Coordinator. I spent 2 1/2 hours focusing entirely on my ESL aspect of my job. I LOVED it. Then I went downtown for jury duty. I spent 6 1/2 hours waiting to be told I didn't have to serve. This was my first time ever in a courtroom and what a fascinating experience! I thought I'd be able to write some during breaks and while I waited for my ride, but I didn't. The few phrases I jotted down were crap, so I stopped and I read instead. Hopefully tomorrow I'll move that progress meter!

In other news, my CP sent me 1/2 of my 1st chapter back with comments already. Thankfully they're easy fixes! I asked her to specifically make sure my characters' goals, motivations and internal conflicts worked. Regardless of what she finds, I KNOW I'm getting better. Hopefully she'll agree!

7 comments:

TJBrown said...

I'm glad you didn't have to serve:)

And what do you think of my www.classof2k8.com group? You are the person we are trying to reach:)

You can contact me via email to let me know:)
Teri

monika_schulze said...

I didn't know you write Latin! Wow! Good luck writing tonight. We've all got our eyes glued to the monitor. No pressure though.....

Crystal said...

What's ESL Coordinators do? I had the same experience when I went last year, neat stuff huh. Have a good one;)

Lexi said...

Teri, you're trying to reach me???? I'll take a look when I get home tonight!

Lexi said...

Yeah, Monika, nothing's coming to me today either. Talk about jinxing myself!

Lexi said...

Crystal, I work with all the English Language Learners in our school. Anyone who speaks another language gets tested for English, then based on those tests I send notices home for the parents. Then we devise a plan to help the students in and out of class. Then we have committee meetings at least 3 times a year, and then we have to administer a test, meet with teachers, train teachers...it's the part of my job that I love, but it keeps me busy with my duties as an English teacher for 3 classes and my Science class AND all the responsibilities for that job! (Sheesh! I'm tired just thinking about it!)

Crystal said...

Yeah, it sounds like your one busy little teacher! But good to know that caring people like you are in the system. GOOD JOB on being such a good teacher Lexi!