Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Horror

The summer is almost over! I refuse to think about it. But I'm going to work next week to get things ready before we officially have to report to get things ready. That's because all of our getting-ready time will be taken up with things like a grand breakfast in which my table is always in the section that goes last, and guest speakers who wear out their welcome, and meetings in which we are informed of another 100 items that we will be expected to accomplish in addition to those we have barely found time to do by staying after school every day until 5:00.

You heard me, right? I will be spending Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in my classroom. Ha ha! ROOM, not rooms! It certainly could be worse. Yes, I am giving my own time to prepare in an effort to maintain my sanity the first actual week of school. I'm only staying until 12:00, though. And I'm not going Thursday because that's the day the kids pick up their schedules, and I'm not sitting in my room like it's some freakin' Open House so they can drop by and chat. No. Just no. Friday will be just as bad, because it will be kids who 'didn't know' about schedules Thursday, so they came a day late.

My Math Buddy from Lower Basementia is bringing her son out to the Mansion to swim and do manly activities with the #1 son on Tuesday or Wednesday. Mabel, you are welcome to join us at Poolioside if you so desire. Not that I will be swimming, mind you. The deck will be in the shade by 2:00. Math Buddy will have to follow me out here, what with the bridge-building making the Mansion more difficult to find than the Crystal Skull.

I HAVE to return to work on August 11. At least that's what my calendar says. I have not received an official welcome-back letter yet. The students return August 14.

I can't believe the new school year is almost over. ;)


DeadpanAnn said...


I HAVE to be back August 1st. That's THIS Friday! I don't remember getting out earlier than you. IT'S NOT FAIR! They didn't even send me a welcome back letter. They had a robot leave a message on my machine telling me where to go this Friday.

I should go to my room Thursday and try to get things set up. Maybe even tomorrow. Maybe I will. I dunno.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Miss Ann,
I think you got out the same day as me. But we had 13 snow days. Heh, heh.

Now that I think of it, I believe you had some longer breaks than us. Like Spring Break, we had a Friday and a Monday. And for Easter, we only had Good Friday.

At least you get paid way more than us. Because MS students ace the state science exam, or some such thingie that I read one time. ;)