Monday, March 2, 2009

The Long Haul

(I have finished my correcting, and my brain is near numb. I need to rest it during the remaining twenty minutes of my prep hour by blogging, because I have to lecture straight through the next two periods. Bad to blog at work? Yes. Am I doing it anyway? You betcha. )

We have conferences at school today, so I am now in hour five of my thirteen-hour day. Yikes. Conferences are usually for six hours over two non-consecutive days. One of those days was to be last Thursday when it snowed five inches in one hour here in the ville of lakes. Needless to say, conferences were cancelled. To make up for it, we're staying an extra hour tonight. I think it's a great trade-off. Four hours instead of six? Can't argue that math. Regardless, it is a long-ass day. And a Monday. Blah. I mostly just want to be sleeping right now.

(I was going to write more, but students have invaded :-))


Travas & Heather said...

Just tell all the parents their kids are monsters or angels and get out early....

Molly said...

I hated hated hated how we would have to go straight from teaching to conferences and it was a Monday to boot.

At RWHS, they were something like seven hour conferences, but the day was shorter, we did them in our rooms, and way fewer parents showed up, which allowed me to get tons of work done (or reading done).

I won't tell you how happy I am that I don't have to deal with parents as a college instructor now.

Dave said...

If a parent ever tries to contact me, I'll just tell them to F**koff!

However, you probably can't do the same thing; too bad. :)