Sunday, March 25, 2007

The last couple weeks I have been working hard on finishing up my masters degree capstone. It is a major project where I researched writing assessment and instruction. I ended up developing a writing assessment model; all five chapters drafted - 66 pages all together. I just have some revising to do and organizing of the appendices and then I mail it on Friday. I am not as sick of it as I thought I would be. I am actually quite excited about the model I can actually use in my classroom. However...I am sick of not spending time taking care of my boys and my home. While I've been busy, Roger and Owen have had to keep each other company and my house has gotten quite messy!
I spied on the boys from the balcony while I took my eyes off the computer screen...here they play with toys...
Here they have successfully made a mess...
Here it looks like it's getting to be snack time...
Hey, at least one of them is wearing pants!

2 comments:

MaryM said...

Sixty-Six pages!!!!! That is an amazing project. I suspect that your district will benefit from this action research project by instituting some changes in their writing assessments. Good for you Peeps. Glad it is nearly done and Congratulations.

South American Sara said...

Congratulations Rachel! I feel your pain, and joy. I sent my final documents to Hamline Sunday!!! What an exciting endeavor it was to complete. I feel really proud, so I completely understand your sense of accomplishment! Both of us are Hamline Graduate School of Ed. grads in 2007!!! Maybe we can share our final products. Mine deals with reading response and the use of multiple lenses. Be proud of yourself, celebrate, smile!