What a day I’ve had. Just picture me hitting myself in the forehead as I say it again. What a day I’ve had! But I am alive. Life is well. This is not a Grey’s Anatomy day in which terrible things happen every single segment (last week’s episode) or a Beverly Hills Housewives kind of day in which my friends sit on a pristine white couch and pretty much tell me that they always talk behind my back (last night’s episode).
No, no, no. It’s just that yesterday was a To Be Continued kind of day and it continued. Shall I explain?
Get comfy. Here come some words.
Our district has a Print Shop. They copy stuff there. My principal lets us turn in “grade level wide” masters and units of things for approval and then she PAYS for all of the copying over at Print Shop. It’s sent there, it’s copied there, and it comes back to us in boxes. Shrinkwrapped, collated, hole punched, any kind of copy word you can think of, and it’s done. It’s a magical place. Much like Santa’s workshop.
Well, at the end of last year, our budget was bad. This is not new (I mean, really).
We had to turn in “first half” stuff and “second half” stuff.
It’s time for our “second half” stuff. I asked our secretary yesterday if it was turned in, shipped off, or being multiplied as we speak. Nope. But she would ASK our principal about it. She thought she had heard our principal say she wasn’t approving anything that was not core curriculum.
You just gasped, didn’t you? You know that core curriculum comes with workbooks and phonics readers and . . . and . . . and . . . well, that’s about it. Obviously, anything we send to print shop is SUPPLEMENTAL.
Here is one sample that I need for the second half of the year: