Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Break came and went

It's amazing how fast a week goes by when you're not working. Even though I turned off the alarm, I still managed to get up before matter how late I stayed up the night before. *double groan*

Up and at 'em at 6:15 this morning. UGH. I so wished that I didn't have to work today. My students were tired so there wasn't a lot of noise. But, you would think that they had NEVER been in school before. A Reading lesson that should have taken less than an hour to complete took 1 1/2 hours! Half-way into my Language class, I discovered that my water bottle had cracked. The entire bottom came off and all I was left with was a block of ice. Nothing like not having water and having to keep talking. Let's not even get into my Math class. I get a reprieve at 1pm...the kids go to the Library.

I'm sitting in the school office checking some paragraphs when out walks our DI coordinator. She looks at the time clock and says that it's time for me to go to class. Only I don't know that she's talking to me because by now she's at the door (at my back) and she doesn't address me by name. It takes a few seconds and the admin asst. to tell me that it's me the coordinator is talking to.

"Shouldn't you be back in class?" she asks.

"My kids are in the Library, " I answer.

"The Library?! But, you're supposed to start test prep. Remember, we talked about it at the meeting?"

All I remember from the last faculty meeting was that when we started SAT-10 test prep, we would not be teaching the content area subjects. No mention of the suspension of Library time or Chamorro.

"I started test prep at 11:30, " I respond.

"Are you sure?" she asks me.

AM I SURE? AM I SURE?!?!? WTF! Why would I LIE!?!?! It pissed me off so much. I follow all the rules. Do what I'm supposed to do. Yet, I'm made to feel guilty. Those people who don't follow the rules and don't do what they're supposed to do...get away with murder.

I couldn't wait for the day to end and get home. All is well until I go to the gym and step on the scale. All that food I indulged in.... wow! There I had it. Three crappy things that happened today. Nothing more crappiness can come to me.

Trying to have a positive outlook here...tomorrow is a new day. The five kids who were absent will probably be in school tomorrow and we'll be back at square one again. I sure hope it doesn't turn out to be "Groundhog Day" the movie.

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