Some teachers dread Fridays every week. Not because it's the last day before the weekend (duh), but because of the crazy kiddos. Well, I feel like it takes my kids until about Friday to get back into their routines every week! I'm 99% sure that most of my little friends run wild all weekend long with zero bed times and zero structure. Mondays are always a bit...trying. It's not all them either--I'm definitely not my best on Mondays.
Today was especially frustrating. I think I used up the majority of my patience during my oh so special PLC (team) meeting at 9:45am, thus making for an interesting rest of the day. Working collaboratively as a PLC ideally means less work for everyone and better quality everything, but some days it just means arguing, differing opinions, and zero productivity. Today was one of those days. Ugh. I'm still recovering. Oh, and the clock in my classroom was broken. Sweet. Did I mention I don't wear a watch? And keeping an eye on the clock is kinda important in the classroom?
After a frustrating day, I dragged myself to my tutoring job and scraped together any last shreds of patience I'd managed to cling onto. Thankfully, my after school kiddo was ready to learn. If he hadn't been, let's just say it wouldn't have been pretty. I then dragged myself home. After majorly failing at cross training all last week, my plan for the evening was to start the week off right by going for a swim around 8 or 8:30pm, giving the pool at the gym a chance to clear out a bit after the evening workout rush. When I walked in my door, I knew that if I didn't IMMEDIATELY change into my swim suit, there was no way in hell that my planned swim was going to happen. So I changed. And sat around in a swim suit and yoga pants writing report card comments. (While changing early was good for my motivation, it wasn't so good when I inevitably had to pee an hour later...oh the challenges of a one-piece suit...)
How was your Monday?
Late night workouts--love or hate?