Monday: spent the day trying to convince three sets of higher-ups to have the trip to Rockefeller Center, also was bombarded with upset parents about promotion-in-doubt letters (that we never even handed out or chose the kids!), hit a major roadblock in getting the trip approved, talked with co-teacher and the head of the organization for the trip to figure out a game-plan, got approval, and went to Ask Me Another in Brooklyn.
Tuesday: spent some time working on figuring out all the logistics for the trip, higher-ups were not sure if approval was given, didn’t find out about official approval until 5 pm, dealt with rowdy class and some more upset parents about promotion-in-doubt letters, and had a slightly hectic, but fantastic first day of practice with my baseball team. How could I forget a very quick dinner and then volleyball afterwards?
Wednesday: The field trip, 5:30 am wake-up call (75 minutes earlier than usual), students were actually very well-behaved for once this week, despite below 20 wind-chill and being outside for over 30 minutes waiting to get on the rink, students got free blanket give-aways, but didn’t offer me a blanket (I had no coat on so I can rep for the organization), students met with Meryl and Charlie, awesomeness ensued, though the time meeting up was a lot shorter because of very cold temperatures, snow, and their schedule, got back around 10 am, spent the rest of the day working on a 100 Facts about Meryl and Charlie for our school’s 100 Days celebration this Friday, my co-teacher got very upset at the absurd unruliness of the students, I was exhaustively exasperated, spent 2 hours planning my part with others for a parent workshop tomorrow morning and tomorrow evening, and cooked a couple of breaded chicken breasts with skin (some to save), some ziti, some bacon, and had some honey whiskey on the side.
Tomorrow? Two parent-workshops (second at 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm) coupled with math lesson, a meeting with a parent about her child’s math scores, a potential gym work-out, and potentially having a friend over.
Friday? Friday madness with the 100 Days parade, regular Friday madness, a baseball meeting with all the coaches in the league at 3 pm, a possible first date at 6 pm, and a party in Brooklyn around 10 pm.
Saturday? Brunch for a couple of hours, dinner and karaoke a few hours afterwards, and hopefully, get necessary stuff done in between.
Please be relatively free.