Thursday, October 21, 2010

How’s my week been?

Monday  
5:02 AM Alarm goes off.
5:30 AM Wrestle my carcass out of bed.
7:00 AM Get to school, teach all day.
3:15 PM School’s out.
4:00 PM Start shift at Chevron.
9:00 PM Off shift at Chevron, go home, hit the sack.
Tuesday  
5:02 AM Alarm goes off.
5:30 AM Get out of bed.
7:00 AM Get to school, teach all day.
3:15 PM Set up for school play practice.
5:30 PM Finish play practice.
6:00 PM Dinner with friends.
8:00 PM Get home, do laundry so I have clothes for school the next day.
9:00 PM Finally get to bed.
Wednesday  
5:02 AM Alarm goes off.
5:30 AM Get out of bed.
7:00 AM Get to school, teach all day.
3:15 PM

Go down to gymnasium to participate in breaking world record for largest human/mattress dominoes.

4:30 PM

Done with Mattress Dominoes, head out to grab quick dinner for me & stage crew.

5:30 PM

Start setting up for school play.

7:00 PM

School play starts.  Spend time running around making sure stage crew is on task and getting them water.

8:15 PM

Play over, went fantastic, start cleaning up.

8:30 PM

Drama teacher gets phone call that her husband is in hospital, possible second heart attack.  Now I’m in charge of stage crew AND play cast clean up and putting everything away somewhere, because I have no idea where half the stuff goes.  Make executive decision: EVERYTHING goes in Auditorium.  (Did I mention we’re doing a dinner theater murder mystery in the cafeteria, so we can’t leave anything out?)

9:00 PM

All cleaned up, head home, feed the poor cat and go to bed.

Thursday

 

5:02 AM

Alarm goes off.

5:30 AM

Get out of bed.

7:00 AM

Get to school, teach all day.

3:15 PM

Academic Games practice.

4:30 PM

Done with Academic Games, head out to grab quick dinner.

5:30 PM

Start setting up for school play.  Drama teacher absent all day, at hospital with her husband.  Try to remember everything that needs to be set up.  Forget important prop, actor has to trip over nothing because the chair isn’t there.

7:00 PM

School play starts.  Spend time running around making sure stage crew is on task and getting them water.

8:15 PM

Play over, went fantastic again, start cleaning up.

9:15 PM

All cleaned up, head home, post this real quick and head to bed so I’m at least half awake for school tomorrow.

And you wondered why you haven’t heard much from me.

4 comments:

A Paperback Writer said...

Oh, I've had weeks like that..... even down to the academic games practice followed right by the play. (School play in a couple of weeks -- yup, that'll be me.)
My sympathies. enjoy your weekend.

Alexia said...

Ha ha - know EXACTLY how you feel, Max!
But didn't you know - we teachers have such an easy life... short work days, lots of holidays...
yada yada yada

;)

Max said...

Alexia - yeah, I mean really, what do we do all day? Play with kids. And we only work from when the first bell rings at 7:50 to the last bell at 2:45, AND we get a whole hour off PLUS a half hour for lunch. Hard life, eh? It's not like we spend that hour off grading papers, calling/emailing/writing parents, planning for the next week or so, taking care of discipline issues or anything like that. Or the half hour for lunch that gets whittled down to 20 minutes because we can't leave 'till the slowest kid is out of the room and have to get back before the kids get there to set up.
Ok, my rant is over, and I have to admit I love my job. I run the gamut of emotions every day, from laughing hysterically to wanting to bang my head against the wall. Frustration at kids who won't even try to learn to the elation you get when that one kid that was struggling finally gets it. NEVER bored.
Hmm, guess my rant wasn't quite over.
Good to know another teacher on here.

A Paperback Writer said...

Why 5:02? Why not 5:00? Just curious.