The last month of my pregnancy it was crazy hard just to get up and go to school in the morning–and I was in assignment overdrive, trying to get all my students’ necessary work assigned and done early, just in case. And the just in case came in handy. The day after I gave most of my final exams, Friday May 9, I had a migraine so bad my midwife told me to come in for evaluation re: preecclampsia. Behold, 5 cm dilated and didn’t even know I was in labor. They didn’t let me leave. Slept there that night and had Zoe at 12:35 the next day. She’s muy preciosa! But that left me with a newborn to care for, all those assignments to grade, and a substitute to supply with ideas & plans. Ugh. I don’t remember working so hard since the week my master’s thesis was due
But, now it’s officially summer and la pequeñita and I are hanging out at home trying to snatch sleep whenever we can. The one parent/one language thing we’re doing is both easier and harder than I thought it would be (how on earth do you say burp cloth? and what about when daddy doesn’t understand anything?)–maybe I’ll blog more about that later.
In any case, I’m back.
I intend to use the blog this summer kind of selfishly, to help myself keep track of what I’m working on for next year. Since it is summer I don’t anticipate a lot of need for the blog or much traffic but hey, it’ll be there for the next go round.
First tasks on the list:
1 begin reading & charting vocabulary & writing quizzes for Ciudad de las bestias por Isabel Allende for AP next year, and
2 investigate how the AP test has changed and how my 2-year-old syllabus needs to change, since I can’t leave the baby to go to an AP workshop this summer. Any ideas/tips on how the AP is different or what the best new tools are–please offer them!