School day one, 2013

barrels of fun
The roads were open and so I made it to the first day of classes for 2013. I have a senior home class this year, which means a mix of students from years 10,11 and 12. Today I only had the year 12s as year 8 and 12 were the only classes to start. The 12s were there their to buddy with the year 8s.

My home class is in the library. Another class, a middle years home class of year 8 and 9 (and later year 7 when the change over happens in 2015) is also in the library, and they buddy with my class. Their home teacher is the learning support team leader and she had great plans for her first class with the year 8s but got called to an emergency meeting about a troubled student and didn’t appear for her class. So, I ended up combining her class with mine, which we were going to do, but towards the end of the class, not quite as soon as we did.

I haven’t had a home class at this school and so it was all new to me, but luckily the year 12s rose to the occasion and took the year 8s for a tour of the school and answered any questions I couldn’t.

The day kind of followed that; unorganised, organised chaos! Also, because of all the rain and moisture in the air, the humidity has been near intolerable and working in a library without air conditioning was not the greatest thrill in the world. We also had to line up for our staff ID photos, sweating from every facial pore. We weren’t dewey, we were drenched.

So tonight I am tired, still dehydrated and a little bit annoyed about a few things that happened, and something that will no doubt happen tomorrow. In all I am struggling to find things to be grateful for.
arrows University of Chicago co-eds Marian McKenney, Jane Brady, and Natalie Stern, 1935

Well, there was the grade twelve students been so mature and helpful. Scratching for more, or should I just be thankful for that one thing?

There was the new Lumineers CD that I listened to while I drove and from work and really enjoyed.

Augie Dog was waiting for me at the garage door when I arrived home, and didn’t try to knock me over in his joy at seeing me, for once. He is almost 6 months old now and A BIG BOY – I have the bruises to prove that!

I am going to leave it there – quit while I am ahead, because I have the feeling that if I list further things will turn negative. Such as, day one is over… and another 192 days to go!

Now I will have that drink, or six.

drink wine

11 thoughts on “School day one, 2013

  1. Yes…drink to it.
    It is our ‘100’th Day of school tomorrow (since they started the school year in August). All downhill from here with lots of odd days off (teacher training/conferences/national holidays) and the year will finish (end of May) before we know it!


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