A Day in the Life…..
6am Wake up, throw on sweats, head out to walk the dogs.
6:05am Run into someone else walking dogs (no one else is this darn neighborhood follows any kidn of schedule. UGH). Her dogs being barking, ours do the same, we quickly turn around.
6:10am Walk Dublin some more, until he goes to the bathroom. He does not.
6:20am Get annoyed that I will be late and Dublin still has not gone to the bathroom. Quickly get dressed, put books in the car, take Dublin out again.
6:30am Dublin is finally done. Back inside, switch into school shoes. Grab a drink and a granola bar, pick up newspaper
6:40am Finally leave for school. It starts pouring.
7:15am Arrive at school. Get soaked while walking across the parking lot.
7:20am Read the NYTimes, talk to Jon about which article to use. Debate 3-4 articles and possible writing ideas. Finally settle on an op-ed an an awesome writing focus.
7:40am Students arrive. Morning announcements and attendance, late students arrive. Everyone settles in to read the newspaper.
8:15am Students share responses/thinking and we have a great conversation about bullying vs. drama
8:25am Jon reviews the Enlightenment
8:40am Watch “To This Day” , practice sketch notes, share examples, talk
8:52am Next class arrives. Lather, rinse, repeat. Include a few book talks to individuals/small groups during downtime.
10:02am Half the freshmen leave to take the National Latin Exam. Everyone else works on Free Form Friday. Talk about books w/ a few students (one went on a buying spree at the bookstore over the weekend!)
11:13am Lunch! Sort of. Class council meeting about Pi Day activities. Quick chat with book club student leader about tomorrow’s meeting. This month’s book is Boy21! Finish up meetings.
12:00pm Quick lunch, run off quiz for next period, get documentary ready.
1:00pm Set up for my senior class. Review ch. 5-7 of The Johnstown Flood, hand out quiz. After quiz, watch Johnstown documentary and review engineering problems with the dam. Review requirements for tech report due Thursday
2:20pm Class ends. Answer some questions for individual groups. A few more book recommendations. Talk to another student about Out of the Easy, which she just finished.
2:3opm Check email to look for a response re: article submission. Nothing yet!
3:15pm Home. Call health insurance to deal with billing. Get that taken care of. Walk dogs.
4:00pm Drop off payment for Girl Scout cookies (I might have ordered too many boxes……is there such a thing?). Take dogs for another quick walk at local playground.
4:30pm Stop at food store to pick up dinner ingredients and tomatoes for tomorrow’s salad day
5:00pm Start making chicken soup. Watch coverage of the conclave. Wish I could stay home all day to watch the smoke. (Seriously. I am fascinated.)
6:30pm Finish dinner. Feed dogs. Call mom. Eat dinner. Watch Jeopardy.
7:30pm Do some grading. Work on plans. Remind myself to write this slice of life post. Read student slices. Participate in a bit of #edchat. Watch House Hunters.
9:00pm Disappointment. No new episode of New Girl tonight or The New Normal! Boooo. Back to grading.
10:00pm Write slice of life! Head upstairs to read before bed.
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