Last night, I felt the crash coming. The past two weeks were finally catching up to me. I was cold, I kept coughing, and I was losing my voice. Because my life never slows down I decided the best decision was to call out today and try to let my body rest. So I did just that.
The plan was to sleep late, rest, have some chicken noodle soup, and hopefully kick this cold’s butt. I did do some of that, thankfully. But I forgot that the dogs don’t take sick days, so we still took 3 walks. Then I remembered I had to leave feedback on freshman rough drafts. The students are writing their Romeo & Juliet and adolescent brain development essays a little differently this year and it requires more work from me. The students just submitted rough drafts and rather than grading just the final draft, I am providing feedback on the rough drafts.
Eighty rough drafts.
Three to five pages.
And a works cited list.
I am crazy. I realize this.
Thank goodness the essays are really interesting and most of them are well-written. But I spent a good 5-6 hours reading and providing feedback today and I only finished 25 essays. I know this is worthwhile work. I know this is the best thing I can do for my students. But oh my word. So.many.essays.
See you all in 14 more hours.