In some provinces in Canada, Remembrance Day is a holiday from work, depending on where you work. For schools in New Brunswick it is a day off school so that we can remember our war veterans and show our respect for those who fought for our country.
Yesterday we had a ceremony at our school and, as much as I would have liked to go down to the ceremony today, I have report cards to write and decided that instead I would go to school and yesterday’s ceremony would have to be enough for my remembrance today. I went to school at 9 this morning, took a quick break around 1 to go get some food and left the school at 4 this afternoon. Yup, on my day off work I went in to school for 7 hours to work on report cards and try to get a few things done around my classroom and I only managed to check a few things off my to do list. My room still isn’t in the state I’d like it to be, my desk is piled high with stuff, I have unmarked projects, I need to do my behaviour comments for all my students and, worst of all, I’m not planned for tomorrow and tomorrow I don’t have a prep and have Drama after school. AHHHHHHHHHH
How is it that I spend this much of my time outside of school hours doing school work and I still feel this far behind? Are there any elementary teachers anywhere who are able to do all the things and still teach and have a life outside school? I don’t mean to complain. I love my job, I really REALLY do. I’m so grateful to be able to do what I love everyday. But how are we supposed to actually do all this stuff?
Anyway, I should go eat something and get back to work.