Pi(e), Papers, and Pork #sol17

March 14, 2017

Today is Pi(e) Day, so I suggested to my daughter that I make a pie to celebrate. She suggested an apple pie, I suggested a cinnamon pie, and we agreed that a chicken pot pie (or even a pot pie made with leftover ribs) would be best. Aw, compromise.

Did I make the pot pie? Well, I don’t know yet. This will post right after midnight, so who knows what the day will bring.

Anyway, this day, man. I went back to work, which was fine. As I was finishing up grading, I discovered that none of my students (NOT ONE) got an A or even a B+ on the last paper, so I am going to have them rewrite it since they really won’t be able to move forward if they can’t master those skills.

I also learned that the more ominous I sound before I pass the papers back, the happier the students will be with their grades. One student was so relieved she got a 70 because she had prepared herself for a “50 or something” because of my warning. Of course, that only works when people actually pass the paper, so I’ll see if that holds true tomorrow (er, today–midnight, you know).

So, yes, work was fine.

However, the big drama of my day is that it rained ALL DAY, which ruined my plans to grill some ribs. I had to oven roast them instead. I mean, they turned out fine (delicious even), but oven roasted is just not the same as grilled.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Kristi Lonheim (@lonheim)

    This made me laugh. “I also learned that the more ominous I sound before I pass the papers back, the happier the students will be with their grades.” Lower the expectations to bring greater satisfaction can be true in many settings. I hadn’t thought about returning assessments being one of them.

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  2. Ally Bean

    Happy Pi Day. Make it a good one! Now for my question: What’s a cinnamon pie?

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    • Akilah

      Cinnamon pie: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/12578/cinnamon-pie/

      Apparently one was mentioned in Psych, but it’s also mentioned in Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty (which is what made me look it up). I haven’t made one yet, but I am intrigued.

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      • Ally Bean

        Well, I’ll be! I’ve never heard of it, but I can see why you’re intrigued. Suppose it tastes like an old-fashioned egg custard pie? Huh.

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  3. Brian Rozinsky

    I like how your past is solution-oriented, in the classroom and the kitchen!

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  4. Andi (@estellasrevenge)

    My husband made chicken and dumplings yesterday which put me in the mindset of chicken pot pie, so I’m counting that. lol Sorry to hear the students didn’t perform better! I have a paper to grade for my on-ground classes, and I’m curious how they did. This one always seems to be the make or break.

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  5. Jenny @ Reading the End

    Did you manage the pot pie, in the end? I used to make a pot pie for lazy people where I would do the filling in a casserole dish and then spread an entire crescent rolls pack across the top of them. Worked great. I am lazy. :p

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    • Akilah

      I did not. No crust and not enough meat!

      The crescent rolls sound good. I usually use the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust.

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