Sunday, November 2, 2008

Taking a day

Yesterday, I had to take a day off from school. It was hard. I didn't allow myself to stress about all the things I should be doing or could be doing. When my mind would wander toward assessment work, plans, upcoming report cards or ideas for differentiating in math, I had to intentionally turn my direction of thinking. It was good...I think. Now it is Sunday and I am beginning to overload. I have to get to the grocery, hockey practice, the library and then to school before the day is over. I was up early and accomplished quite a bit but the day will feel like it is shorter with the time change. Is there ever enough time? I am taking deep breaths and am off to jot down some plans. 24 days until Thanksgiving break. Happy Sunday.

8 comments:

Karen S. said...

So smart to take a day away.
I should take your advice!

Anonymous said...

Do you go to school every weekend?
Do you do lesson plans at home or school?
Is your school district strict about plans?
Can you include some photos of your classroom?
Thanks!
Lindsay

Karen said...

I feel like we are leading the same life! I am having the hardest time shutting down the school side of me, and having a totally personal life away from all of that. Good for you for taking yesterday. I feel your overload today!

Back to my schoolwork tonight!

Stephanie said...

I can relate! I spent 3 hours at school this afternoon and still feel like I didn't get evertying done.met

Mary Lee said...

You seem to be counting down a lot...

I'm so swamped by what's right in front of me that even though I know NCTE and Thanksgiving are out there, all I know is how many hurdles I have to cross before I get there!

Sarah Amick said...

My problem is the guilt on both sides. Guilt for taking a day off for things, my own children's illnesses, doctor's appointments, ect. and then guilt for missing out on my own children's lives.
It all equals out in the end I believe, it's just the guilt.
The work seems to handle itself though...

Sarah said...

I'm taking a day today and came across your blog. I'm thrilled to be spending the day reading and writing for me.

harris said...

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