Damn, seven out of seventeen of my kids are out sick today. That's way more than half, maybe 75% or something. Maybe even a full twentieth! I don't know, math was never my strong suit. Say, you took math --- what time is it?
I've been stretched really thin this year. In addition to our daily routine of teaching, there's the long-term responsibilities (some of which our team shares), including:
-writing the lessons for our social studies teacher
-updating the class website
-making the school calendar
-sending home those irritating scholastic book order forms
-forming leveled reading groups
-sending home leveled readers to each child weekly
-doing running records
-assessing for the parent conferences we have four times a year
-preparing for parent observations
And in addition to that, I've been drafted into:
-doing a lesson for the K and first grade teams on teaching reading strategies
-organizing three full meetings of our book club
-doing whatever the hell it is I do on our Environmental Awareness Committee
Help! I'm not cut out for long-term planning and stuff that requires effort! I'm used to getting by on my quick wit and ability to improvise!