Thursday, December 27, 2012
"Seriously! You're working during your break?"
This morning, however, after I enjoyed a cup of coffee with him and the Today show, I felt that itch to get some work done. I brought home my laptop and my teacher bag was full of papers to grade. I couldn't waste another minute. So I got up from the couch, grabbed my laptop and returned to the couch an started searching for ideas on how to teach author's craft.
Apparently, I was not the only one thinking this way, because as I opened my school email, I found a note from of the other teachers on my grade level, stating how much it sucked that here we were 7 days into our break and she was working on school stuff. A few replies from others on our team echoed the same sentiment. I chimed in with a comment I am sure is representative of how many of us feel...in very few other professions, do you have to work on our vacation to prepare for your return to work.
I feel the same way about taking a sick day (which I usually only do if my son is sick and my husband is working). It is so much work to prepare to be out, that it is almost not worth it.
Now this might sound like whining, and maybe it is, but I just wondered what the spouses/partners of other teachers out there think when they see them having to work on their break to prepare for the return to school.
TIME TO CHIME......