I am still under lots of paper and report cards here--does it ever end? I wish I had more time in the day. My last report card took me 8 hours to complete!!! Almost an hour per subject area--remember I work with homeschoolers so I have to sum up all their learning from countless e-mails, phone calls and portfolios. Because each homeschooler follows a different program each student offers a whole new adventure when it comes to a report card--especially if it is new material that I am not familiar with. I have to research it first and follow through the scope and sequence before I can even attempt to grade the material. Don't get me wrong, I love my job :) but report cards are always tedious because I have to mark off specific learning outcomes. This is an example of a learning outcome:
-compare familiar plants according to similarities and differences in appearance and life cycles (Grade 3 Science). See isn't that fun? Grade 3 science has 11 outcomes so imagine how thrilling it is to comment under each of them.
So although I am not posting a card today and because you endured my teacher shop talk, I have a treat in store. Today's giveaway is something for those masculine cards...it's called You're A Classic (check it out!!!) from the Mona Lisa Collection at Cornish Heritage Farms. If you want to see cards using this set be sure to check out the CHF gallery. I just love the set.
All you need to do to enter the giveaway is tell me what you are getting one of the men in your life for the holiday season: your hubby, brother, dad, son, boyfriend, boss etc. If you aren't celebrating the holiday season you can share what you bought him for his birthday.
I will post the winner on Friday so you have two days to write me a post! See you then.