Parent/Teacher conferences were this week. Went quite well, not screaming parents, no crying students. And a few of the parents I needed to talk to even showed up. If it weren’t for the three days of no sleep followed by a half day of teaching, I’d even say they were enjoyable.
But, in it’s infinite wisdom, our district decided to give the secondary teachers their compensation day the week before the conferences. Usually we have a 3 day weekend following the two 14 hour days, but this year they decided to combine the elementary and secondary days off into the same day, even though we have our conferences one week apart.
This means that instead of having one day to recuperate from those two long days and then the usual 2 day weekend to do my usual weekend stuff, I have only two days to recuperate, do laundry, clean the house, clean the dishes, fix what needs to be fixed on the cars and relax.
I know it seems like a little thing, and maybe it is, but I guarantee that it is going to make a difference in my energy level come Monday.
Now I’m off to check out all the shiny things on Thematic Photographic.