Monday, May 23, 2011

19 days

We are now down to 19 work days, 18 school days.  I can actually taste the freedom of summer.  Some of my plans:

  • sleep
  • go to the beach
  • lay out by the pool
  • sleep
  • bake stuff
  • make homemade ice cream
  • visit the Getty and other museums we keep saying we're going to visit and never do
  • sleep
  • go to Knott's and/or Six Flags and/or Raging Waters
  • see a lot of movies
  • read a lot of books
  • sleep
  • go to Hume Lake with Steph
  • go to Sea World at the end of my AVID summer conference in San Diego
  • spend tons of time with the man I love
  • did I mention sleep?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

30 days

30 work days, that is.  Not that I'm counting or anything.

This school year has been one of the hardest 10 months of my life.  New school, totally foreign pressures and responsibilities.  Totally foreign student mindsets.  Disrespectful kids on a daily basis.

That's the part I'm most worn out from - the disrespectful kids.  Being tired of the work is one thing.  Being sick of BTSA is one thing.  But being disrespected by students after you tell them repeatedly to please be quiet, take out a sheet of paper (which half the time they don't have) and a pencil (which they also don't have) and start working on whatever it is I want them to do is quite another.  It's sickening and more stressful and tiring than all the other stuff combined.

So to all those people out there who get annoyed when teachers complain about the school year not being over yet because they think teachers have it easier because of the vacation time and "only working 8-3" and blah blah etc etc, come and try doing what I do for just one day with the kids I deal with and see how you like it.