It's the time of year for teachers where things are finally looking up.
You see, for teachers, "test days are rest days".
So here is why today I love my job.
I got to stay home and extra hour and a half with my little one, because today the final exams are for periods 0,2,6. I don't teach a zero period, and my prep period is 6th (the last class of the day), so today I am only with students from 10:16-12:16.
Now tomorrow of course is back to a regular schedule, I'll be with 4 classes.
But today? Today I love.
More time with Macie is what I get to have. And since the final is scantron, I don't even have to spend much time grading it! This is awesome!
Although, what I've learned in my ten years of teaching*, is that the days you think are going to be easy...that's when the problems show up. So I'm not holding my breath for a perfect day, but rather, just being excited about a change in the schedule and perhaps some extra time with my little one.
What were finals like when you guys were in high school?
*Inner monologue goes something like this: Oh Crap! 10 years? I've been teaching ten years? That means I must be old! That means I must be an adult!...then whew, I remember that I did a pirouette on campus this morning when I was sure that no one was looking. I'm pretty sure I won't be mistaken for an adult for quite a while!