I am still working on homework, getting conferences scheduled, trying to be organized and mentally preparing for next week. We have a field trip on Tuesday next week during which I will have both of my classes at the same time. Any parents who go on the field trip must take their kids home when we get back around 1, but I will still have just under two hours with the rest of the kiddos who need to ride the bus home (without having had a bathroom or lunch break). I will get to eat lunch, but it will be with the kids, so it's not a standard lunch break. As soon as the kids leave, I start conferencing and go until about 7 since I have class Wednesday and Thursday and cannot stay later on those days. Wednesday I teach all day then have class until 9:30, Thursday I have conferences all day then class until 9:00, and then Friday I have conferences all day. It is going to be a crazy week! Perhaps I should add a note on the bottom of conference reminders letting parents know how much I appreciate soy lattes and chocolate! hehe! It will be so nice when all of that is over! Also, I have class Friday/Saturday this weekend so I won't have a lot of time to get work done between this week's classes and next week's. I am definitely feeling the stress! I actually broke out in hives today for some unknown reason. One of my students actually pointed it out to me and sure enough there were hives all over my forearm. I felt fine so I just kept on teaching, but I am really curious what could have caused it.
I am off to the gym with research articles in hand so I can workout and get some reading done. Happy Monday!