In keeping with this area's overreaction to snow, they made all teachers, staff, and students leave the building by 3:30 today. I'd be excited if it meant my day would end earlier, but it just means a longer break in between the two jobs today.
I'm really hoping for a snow day tomorrow, though, as is everyone else. What would be great is if they announce it at around 6am, when I'm at the gym already, so I know I'll finish out the workout and then have the rest of the day to do whatever I pleased. Truth be told, it will probably involve going into the school and grading papers. But still.
Today it struck me how much more work a teacher who fails a lot of students does than a teacher who passes everyone. I have high expectations and I get the kids there, but it means relentlessly staying on them like stink on shit. Today, I even thought to myself a couple times, "You know, I could let them slide this time," but realized that I would be letting them slide because I was being a little lazy and didn't feel like doing the work, and not vice versa.
However, I am thinking about not doing my 9th grade film club this week. That's sort of lazy. There's nothing inspiring me to show - I was thinking about Edward Scissorhands after school, as it's coming of age and Chistmas-y - but I could just as well do that next week. The big movies I like to connect with To Kill a Mockingbird - the (overrated) film version of the novel and The Laramie Project - don't figure themselves into an after-school film club for a few weeks.
Blah blah blah. If anyone is wondering, the chili did not make me sick today. In fact, it was pretty good. It will probably be my lunch for an entire week. Dinner too.
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