We were supposed to start school today. We were supposed to have our "no students" day Monday, and then school would start back today. The weather postponed that, which was fine with me. I wasn't ready to go back. So today was our inservice day, and tomorrow students would start back.
I spent the day working really hard in my classroom. I got organized, better than last semester. I have a better understanding of the expectations I should have of my students and how I should arrange my bulletin board to show course goals and state standards (and student work, eventually). I replenished supplies, and I planned some lessons. I worked, without slacking off at all (honestly!), from 8:30 until 3:00. I went in this morning not looking forward to this semester at all, and when I left I was excited. My room was organized, and I had a good plan in place. I was really starting to feel like my classroom looked a bit "lived in." I was actually looking forward to tomorrow.
I picked Ellie up from preschool. We get home, get settled, and I get a phone call.
No school tomorrow.
By the time we get to Thursday, I'll have lost my excitement about going back to work. Guess I'll just have to think about my pretty bulletin board, and my new clipboard system.
Wow…I get excited about the weirdest things.