Sunday, March 30, 2014
A week (of spring break!) inside a teacher's head...
Friday, the day before spring break starts: "I can't stand any of these kids. If I never see any of them again it will be too soon. A meteorite could hit this town for all I care."
Saturday night, the first official full day of spring break: "I need to start looking for another non-teaching job because I am NEVER going back to work at Pecatonica High School EVER again. I should get on the internet and job search. But, I think I'll just do anything else, because I may come across something school -related on the computer"--insert gagging sounds here.
Tuesday evening, day 4 of spring break: "I wonder how L__ and her family are enjoying their trip to the Keys...I hope they are having a good time... I wonder if A___ and her friends made it to her aunt's house in St. Louis... I hope they are having a good time.... Oh look, there is the softball team practicing in the lot next to the grocery store! Aren't they having a good time! How nice for them!... I wonder if B___ is behaving himself... I hope he is, he's such a good kid, deep down inside..."
Thursday evening-carried over to Friday morning, days 6 and 7 of spring break: "Hmm, we start the chapter on radical expressions and radical equations when we get back on Monday. I sure love that chapter! I'm really excited about playing that game I learned a few years ago that introduces simplifying radicals! This is going to be a great! Hmm, what else can I dream up to make next week fun?"
Saturday noon, day 8 of spring break: "Wow! When we get back to work on Monday, there will only be about 8 weeks of school left! Oh no! I'm going to miss these guys next year; I've really had a good group of kids this year! Now I'm sad."
Sunday, last day of spring break: "Ok! I CAN do this, I AM excited, this is going to be GREAT! And boy am I glad I had a week off to regain some of my sanity...Good thing a meteorite didn't actually hit..."