Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Loooooong Day

I am so sorry that I have no amazing ideas or thoughts to post today. It has been a long day. I had a full day of teaching which included a Code Blue incident (a grade 7 boy broke his arm at lunch recess), this cause recess to end early with all the student ushered into their rainy day locations. Lunch was then extended into period 5 for 25 minutes while we waited for the ambulance...yes, I said waited for the ambulance. Almost 45 minutes in total. Crazy.

My after school remedial literacy class started today with a grade total of 6 out of 15 kids showing up. Great. That ran from 2:45 until 4:00, however, I had to duck out early at 3:30 to make it to my Mentorship Network meeting that ran from 4:00 to 7:00.

Long day.

I must say though that reconnecting with my mentorship community was super invigorating and I am looking forward to re-reading my Mentoring Matters book by Bruce Wellman in anticipation of our spring conference. I am also hoping to get a copy of Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott. I immediately thought of my sister (and called her on my way home from my meeting to tell her) and the idea that we should read this book together and have a mini-book club to discuss it. She would LOVE it.

It is now 9:42, I have only been home for 3 hours of this entire day.

I. Am. Going. To. Bed.

P.S. What are your thoughts about "doggy day care"? I am thinking about putting my dog into it every other week for some socialization and exercise. Any good, or bad, experiences?

3 Thinks and Thoughts of Others:

serena said...

hey -- how's the book? what is the mentoring program? sounds like something I'd be into!

as for doggy day-care, no idea, but probably a lot more fun that waiting for mommy and daddy all day!

English Teacher said...

Serena: Peel has a program called Side by Side where experienced teachers mentor new teachers. I went to a training session last spring with Bruce Wellman the author of the book and it was very motivational.

Molly said...

Oh - I am so sorry to hear about your day. I can totally relate though - I just woke up from a 2 hour nap due to an exhausting 2 days (which resulted in only about 3 hours sleep last night). Some days I truly wonder why I do this --- minimum wage retail work is sounding very appealing!

I do not have personal experience with doggie day care, but my aunt absolutely swears by it!

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