Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cobwebs on my blog.

This week I’ve met over 130 new people.  In the next couple of months I’m supposed to get to know them well enough to ensure that they are academically successful and emotionally secure.

I had to make my academic and behavior expectations for them clear enough for a 12-year-old to understand.  And throw in just enough entertainment to keep them from falling asleep.

I’ve had to help them find their lockers, and help them open them, find their next class and make them believe that the world will not end because they are a couple minutes late to that class.

I’ve kept my cool as 30+ of them at a time were having issues connecting to the computer network, and then the Canvas site, and then the Acuity testing site.

I’ve gone from spending most of my days mindlessly puttering around the house or blathering about irrelevant things with friends, to having 30 pairs of eyes watching every move I make. And trying to keep those eyes on me rather than spending their time catching up with friends they haven’t seen since last June (or at lunch yesterday).

I love my career, can’t imagine doing anything else.  But these first two weeks are completely and utterly exhausting.  That’s why I haven’t been by to visit all my favorite blogs, and why mine has been growing cobwebs.

And why every night this week I’ve fallen into a deep sleep by 7:30 pm.

Here’s to one more week of 10 hour sleeps, as I get the curriculum ball rolling.


lailani said...

Happy new school year!!

Max Sartin said...

Thanks, it'll be great when I survive the first two weeks.

Alexia said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean.
Sleep well!

Rita said...

My SIL was quoting your post almost verbatim this evening as she was explaining how happy she would be to have a three day weekend to recover from the first two weeks of school here.

Hope Labor Day gives you a day of rest as well.

Max Sartin said...

Alexia - I knew you'd be one that did. You're getting close to the other end of the year, aren't you? That's pretty tiring too.

Rita - :) Good to know it's not just me.

Jannx said...

Hello again Max. Another interesting blog entry. I hope your new year gets easier as the days become weeks.

Max Sartin said...

Jannx - thanks. The first couple weeks are always the hardest, then the rhythm gets going and things smooth out.