Let's talk about grading. I hardly ever blog about teaching. If I do, it's mostly about how much I love my job. I seriously do. Teaching HS Math is so much fun and the kids are fantastic. I love the connections I make with them daily. This week is midterms week - which means we have two periods each morning for the students to take the exams and then the afternoon is open for students to make up work/retake exams and for teachers to grade said exams.
Grading this time around has been far too time consuming. I need to break my exam into standards. I do see the value in the standards based grading and my students really are taking them seriously. My only gripe is that it is taken double the amount of time to grade exams....and after 3 hours of grading today, I wanted chocolate. Actually, I craved chocolate 1 hour into the grading.
Thankfully I had my Special K Brownies in my school bag. Their rich flavors were absolutely perfect for today! They are perfectly portioned at 80-calories per bar and the flavor doesn't taste like it's a low calorie treat at all!
The Special K Brownies come in Divine Fudge and Heavenly Caramel. They are actually made with real cocoa and have chocolate or caramel chips (depending on which flavor you get!) and then topped with chocolate fudge drizzle. Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Well, they are. Seriously, you should buy a box of these and keep them in your desk drawer at work. The perfect pick-me-up after hours of number crunching or report writing.
Are you a chocolate lover? When you are stressed at work, what do you find yourself reaching for? I have to say, I don't have any guilt having these in my drawer at work. One brownie bar is all I need and I'm happy again!
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Special K Brownies.