Monday, January 5, 2009

Mixed Emotions

We've been out of school since Dec. 10 due to the ice storm and the normal holiday break. So it was with some resignation that I went to bed last night, lamenting the end of leisurely mornings and flexible schedules. At the same time, I look forward to catching up with my students, and my colleagues. So, this morning, my alarm didn't go off at 4:50. I suspected that it might not work so I'd set a backup alarm, but I ended up not needing either. I woke up all by myself at 4:15 and watched the last minutes of sleep tick away. As I poured myself my coffee, I got the news -- due to some freezing rain, we're starting the day off with a 2 hour delay! Normally I enjoy those, but I'd prefer to know about them before I was dressed and before the adrenaline started flowing. And this has been the strangest school yeat. Between weather, test schedules, odd holiday placements, election day, etc. we haven't had 2 weeks in a row of uninterrupted school. We haven't gotten a rhythm going and it feels like we're constantly "starting over" or trying to get a routine going. Looks like things aren't going to change anytime soon.

1 comment:

Panhandle Jane said...

I got to school this morning and remembered that I was short 5 copies of Fahrenheit 451 that I meant to pick up over the holidays. I scrounged 1 from the school library, 1 from home, and two from the public library. I have 2 more coming in on public library interlibrary loan on Thursday. Until then, I'm sort of tapdancing by doing all my vocabulary activities, etc., first. It's nice to be an OLD teacher so that you have a backlog to fall back on in an emergency. Fortunately, it's only for one class.