I posted on my facebook status that it was too quiet in my classroom today. My friend Jill wondered how an elementary school classroom could be too quiet. Easy answer...PARENT-TEACHER conferences. I did pretty well in the visits dept. Eighteen out of 24 students' parents showed up today...that's just my homeroom. I did see a bunch of students who in some of my classes. That was good. No complaints. Lots of thank yous and reminders that parents were just a phone call away. Of course, the parents you DO want to see don't show up... always the case. I love seeing the parents being involved in their child's education. Really, I do. It makes teaching easier. But, I hate the sitting around. Hard to do when you're so used to walking and talking ALL.DAY.LONG. I had Ali Edwards' newest book, Bryan Peterson's "Understaning Exposure" and a fluffy romance novel to read. I had my iPod Touch all juiced up and synced with my newest music (U2's newest release, baby, and The Gilmore Girls soundtrack), some movies and sudoku. I had my blackberry to surf the net. I also had paperwork to fill out. Got that done in record time, but all my boredom busters DID NOT WORK. I was ready to crawl out of my skin and I don't think the monster large iced coffee with sugar free vanilla syrup from Mc Donald's was the cause. I didn't need the bell or the clock to tell me it was time for a potty break... my bladder knows when it's recess or lunch time. We went straight through from 8-1. Afterwards a bunch of us ended up at the newly opened Chili's restaurant. We ordered a few appetizers to share and I got a cajun chicken sandwich. The picture does not do it justice. The thing was humongous!! I ate half and brought the other half home for dinner.
I passed on ordering a drink in the alcoholic family... I thought I would be called into daycare pickup (it is the first of the month and my cousin ALWAYS calls his mom to do pick up on the first who in turn calls me because I'm the only other person home at that time who can figure out how to put the car seat in the car without causing bodily injury AND carry the kid without throwing out a disk in my back. But, no call came and I snuck in a nap and got my workout.
Now I'm here catching up on my message boards and reminding myself that there are only two more days until spring break. I'm sure I'll regret wanting some noise in my classroom today. The kids will be antsy and excited at the thought of 9 whole days off without me in their faces. I plan to do a lot of nothing, but don't let THAT cat out of the bag. If anyone finds out I'm doing nothing, I'll be roped into something.