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You know, I think it one of those things that "other people" just don't
understand about teachers. Our minds are ALWAYS in a hundred places at on
time, and yet we manage it! Keeping track of the needs of multitudes of kids
that pass though our doors is quite enough, but we have so much other
"stuff." I can't tell you how many times a day I walk to some part of room
and ask "now, why did I come over here?"
Exhausted??? I am up at 2 AM to prepare for school, I'm in the building at
6:45 (classes start at 7:15) I'm never out before 4. I have meetings up
the "you know what." Then I have all the stuff I need to do at home.
Usually I am asleep by 8 PM, and then it starts all over again. I don't
read a newspaper, I don't read a book, everybody else talks about all the
stuff they see on TV -- no clue, I only use the TV to put me to sleep,
And, I'm in a very non-supportive community when it comes to teachers. They
think we have easy hours and summers off and what do we want? Summers off??
I'm still cleaning, getting newspaper publicity together, writing
curriculum, making purchase orders, taking graduate classes and the PHONE
CALLS. At least one a day. And it is always some kind of nonsense.
Ah well, I guess that's why we get the big bucks.
WoW! So it's not just me. Sometimes I feel like I'm doing 10,000 things at
once and can't remember my own name*LOL* When one of the secretaries asks me
for a favor (which I don't mind doing at all), she calls home to leave a
message on my answering machine or leaves a message with my husband so he'll
remind..... about a million times before I walk out the door the next
morning!!!! Do you think it's just because we DO have TOO much to do all the
time? I really get exhausted at times.
>>>And yes, I am a day to day survivor also!! It usually takes me two days to
remember to bring something from home for my students, that, or I just
depend on them to remind me twice!!<<<<
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