we had no school today, thanks to cesar chavez day. i'm not going to lie, i had to google cesar chavez to figure out why exactly he earned a holiday. pretty rad guy. i'm just so grateful to the extra time he gave me this weekend.
i spent the entirety of the day working, but it was soooo nice to have the time to plan and grade and prep, rather than teach, especially after my first wild week. annnnd, since it was a holiday after all, i got my first taste of the season of my beloved easter candy.
i still feel like i am miles and miles and miles away from being on top of all of my work. i had nineteen parent-teacher conferences last friday, and nineteen more to go in the next week. i'm re-learning algebra and physical science and building a curriculum around u.s. history and civil war novels. i'm trying to keep track of interventions for certain students, enrichment activities for my high-flyers, hundreds of papers to grade, bullying issues, classroom management strategies, students who are failing multiple subjects, and how to help kids learn how to study for a test. i'm drowning! but one of the many, many things i am learning is how to effectively wing it.
sometimes we've gotta just give it all we've got and then go to bed...right?
here's to cesar chavez. thanks for the day "off," homeboy. and here's to another wild week!