a full night's sleep! For the last week or so, I've been waking up between 2 and 2:30 (it was more like 1:30 this morning, though) and I'm awake for at least an hour and up to three hours. This shouldn't be any surprise to me because this is my normal it's-almost-back-to-school-time routine. Some teachers have dreams where they are standing naked in front of their classes or where they have classes that they just cannot control. I wake up thinking about the million and one things I feel like I need to do. I think I'd rather dream about being naked in front of a class that I couldn't control. :)
Way back when I first started teaching, I taught special needs students. There was a group of about 3 or 4 guys who were thugs. T.H.U.G.S. All of them have ended up in jail and/or prison. One year before school started, I did dream that my classroom had been moved to the farthest end of campus in a tiny closet-sized room, and I was going to have these guys ALL DAY LONG. That was a nightmare.
Because of my habit of waking up, I hit a brick wall about 2:00 every afternoon. I guess the fortunate thing about my schedule for first semester is that my planning is 4th block, so when my sleepies hit, I won't have a class. The unfortunate thing is that I'll be so tired that I'll have a heck of a time getting anything done. Looks like I'll be making an afternoon pot of coffee!!
Seniors had their orientation day yesterday. One of my former students sent me a message to tell me that she has me for English 12. This is be the 3rd class I've had her for in as many years. (Luckily for me, she is a good student whom I like!) There may be a couple more who will have me for the third time. There were a few in my English 11 classes last year who were in my English 9 class their freshman year, and some others who were in the English 10 class I taught their sophomore year.
I think I'm going to go take a power nap with the pups. Bunco is tonight, and I don't want to fall asleep and miss a big bunco. :) I neeeeeddddd to win!
Have a GREAT day!
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