As you know, I love my job. I get to spend my days teaching and watching students learn and grow. It is fun…and so funny.
We spent a lot of time using Chromebooks this week finishing some provincial testing and I am always amazed at how un-tech-savvy kids really are. It seems weird because they are constantly using IPads, IPods and playing all kinds of video games…but when it comes down to using anything with a keyboard, kids struggle.
I keep reminding them that the computer cannot guess what you want it to do. If you type your password in wrong, it doesn’t know that you made a mistake. And kids type in their passwords wrong A LOT.
As we were working one little boy put his hand up and I came over to see what the problem was.
“Mrs. Skinner, it won’t let me log on” he said
I looked at his user name and he had put in his first name.
“That is not the username I gave you, look at your cue card with all your information on it.” I said, trying not to completely lose my mind. When you are troubleshooting for 26 little people it can sometime push you over the edge.
“But Mrs. Skinner, you said ‘Use your name”….I did.” he said, a bit confused.
“No, buddy, not USE your name….username….they are different.” I said slowly, pointing to his paper.
Sometimes I feel like people aren’t listening to me…
Thankfully I have the weekends to regain my sanity.
Saturday is my day to get stuff done. Laundry, cleaning, groceries….you name it, I have done it. But this morning, to add to the chaos, I had this to take care of.
My friend Kathy offered me some rhubarb from her garden. She brought me a bag last week and I have been waiting till Saturday to dig in and use it up.
Each recipe resulted in a great dessert! I used it all up, now we just have to share it with friends and family so we don’t eat it all ourselves!
Here is what we are eating this week:
|Butter Chicken||Tacos||Tuna Cakes with Tomato Salsa||Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein||Pizza|
- Butter Chicken cooking sauce
- Chicken thighs
- Coconut milk
- Naan bread
- Stir fry veggies
- Taco seasonings
- Taco shells
- Ground beef
- Taco toppings
- 3 cans tuna
- Green onion
- Lime juice
- Bread crumbs
- Dijon mustard
- Tabasco sauce
- Olive oil
- Spaghetti squash
- Soy sauce
- Coleslaw mix
I love Indian food. We just had some a few weeks ago at a staff meeting and now all I can think about is having it again! I bought some pre-made sauce to make it easy on me. Going to try making coconut rice in my rice cooker since there really is no better accompaniment!
We didn’t get to our tacos last week, so they join us again on this week’s plan.
I’ve had this recipe on my pinterest board for a while. I think it will be great served with salad or rice on the side.
I was given a spaghetti squash last week, so I was looking for recipes to use it up. My friend Kerri said this one was a winner!