It’s almost the end of a long week. I have two different lesson plans running now — one for the class that’s on the schedule I planned, and another for the 3 classes who needed an extra day to accomplish the task. In this week alone I’ve learned so much about what they are and are not capable of.
It’s been a stressful logistics week. There are two printer/copy machines that the teachers use (there’s another in the main office but it’s mostly for that staff plus it’s very very slow). Anyway, of the two that are available, one is constantly breaking to the point that it’s pretty much unavailable, and the other is out of the toner that no one can find. Add that to the fact that these two copy machines are used by both the middle school teachers and the high school teachers upstairs, and you have a lot of people scrambling to modify their plans for the day. Also: Monday is picture day so I agreed to have my room be used for the photos all day (there are literally no extra spaces at school. When the kids have art or technology classes, they’re taught in our classrooms during our free periods). Because I can’t use my room, I’ll be in a different classroom every single period on Monday. Woooo.