My lesson today made me wish I had been recording, which feels super good in the moment but this is going to be another one of those “I’m home and alive and now I’m going to go die” blog posts. Have a lovely evening, all, I’ll see you tomorrow.
It was inevitable; after basically a month back at work, I had a really rough day today. I have done a total of three office referrals all year before today and one of them was on someone else’s behalf; I did two just today. My morning classes were fine; my two afternoon classes were nuts enough that they tossed the whole day into shit status, and it’s currently 6:38 and I’m ready to go the hell to bed. I spent part of yesterday contemplating switching grades before deciding not to do it; today I just want to throw all the 8th graders away.
Tomorrow will be better, I’m sure, but … gah, I need them to not be crapweasels. May 26 can’t get here fast enough.
There is a real good chance that this is going to be a quiet week. Other than griping about how much I hate having to wear a mask all day, which is true of absolutely everyone, I have no complaints about today (which, as a reminder, was my first day back in-person in thirteen months) at all. I knew it was going to go fine and it went fine. I still have some things to think about (I was not expecting working with the at-home kids to go well, and it went worse than I thought it would) but the main thing today was to survive it, and it went fine.
My neck hurts (and I know why, it’s because I’m stupid) and I am tired in my bones. I expect that condition to continue through the end of the week, at least. I’m going to pull tomorrow’s assignment together and try to stay out of bed until 9. No guarantees after that.
…and then I’m ready for bed.
Seriously, y’all, today started off with an irate email from a parent, sent before I’d managed to finish my coffee or make it into the shower, demanding to know where her kid’s bus was, as if there is any universe that exists where his math teacher might be the person in possession of that information, and it really didn’t improve much after that. Yesterday’s theme on TikTok was Videos of Teachers Crying and that is a mood right now. I have 143 students and so far only 27 have done today’s assignment. The average score was 6.28 points out of 10 and I do two of the five problems in the video.
I am done.
Plus the principal for some reason sent out all kinds of emails about our plans if we have a snow day tomorrow, and y’all, we’re not gonna have a snow day tomorrow, but naturally now that’s all I can think about.