So even though I’ve finished work, I spent today marking assignments left over from last term (received when I was sick as a dog and couldn’t care, and missed the last two weeks of my class with boy’s broken arm). What do I find? Four assignments MIA and one that absolutely will not open. These are electronic submission PowerPoint presentations for Year 8s. I was actually surprised and pleased by the quality of most of the assignments, especially given that these poor kids missed out on a fair bit of what they should have got teaching-wise about using the program, and the fact that it was probably their first big secondary school assignment.

Still, some missing, which is a pain, because I’m not at school to track these kids down, and my co-teacher and her new teaching partner no longer have the class as it was a rotation. Bah!

Kids are as bad as authors for being tardy… No, I shouldn’t say that. Most of my authors have been absolutely bloody brilliant lately. Both for issue 31 AND the Best Of anthologies. I’m very lucky really.

So anyway, I’ve been sitting in front of the computer all day (which is not all that uncommon, but not usually as intense) and with no kids to interrupt today, I think I’m just about stuck in the chair – have I had lunch yet? Nope. And I desperately need a drink. going now!

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