Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! It hardly even seemed like a holiday today, since we were expressly forbidden to indulge in any semblance of a party or customary rituals. In fact, our principal came on the speaker this morning to announce that some kids had been spotted with chocolates and that she and the Assistant Principal would be coming around with a cart to collect the contraband goodies.
The Texas educational system is going downhill, but really, are we in 1970s West Germany now?? 10 minutes of passing out cards and Hershey's Kisses is going to make or break little Johnny's chances of passing the TAKS test in 2 months??
So we didn't do much. But I'd love to hear from the rest of you out there what (if anything) you did with your class. In this week's INTERACTIVE MONDAY, please share how your day was. You don't even have to limit it to the classroom. Did you do anything else special outside of school?
For instance, I surprised my wife with the flowers/wine/chicken parm that graces the top of this post. I had never made chicken parmesan before, but I CAN follow a recipe, and I gotta say, it was DAMN good!
Maybe tomorrow, I'll try 4-cheese lasagna with a trifle. How hard can it be?