Okay, we've talked about this before. The best laid plans...blah, blah, blah. But honestly. What happened yesterday? Was that someone's idea of a joke? Did someone think I needed a little more excitement in my life? :)
It started at breakfast. I'm minding my own business, and of course the business of twenty little busy bodies, and this attractive young woman with a visitor's badge walks up to introduce herself. She's my "student observer" for the day. Okay, I was a student observer once. I know this is a requirement for her college class. I know she will probably be a big help, but a little advance notice might have been nice. I could have prepared my class. Instead, they start with the questions, "Who is that? Is she gonna stay? What do we call her? She's pretty..." She was great, but several of my students decided to spend the day showing her what they could do!! Not great.
And of course it was picture day! You MUST read my Kindergarten Today blog. Otherwise, you just won't understand the joy. We were the first class, like five minutes after breakfast, so I didn't have time to double check backpacks, cross-examine my students, write down their names, and make a copy of the order list. Of course, hours later four of them mysteriously found their order forms in the depths of the chaos in their cubbies. I had to send them down to the office to be added to the list.
One of my parents came to withdraw her child. Not really a surprise or a problem, but I didn't know she was going to do it before the end of the week, so of course I didn't have all of the child's paperwork and folders finished. Luckily she agreed to return on Thursday for them.
Today is report card day, but because so many of my children have been sick, I had put off testing two of them until yesterday. Which of course I did NOT get to do because of "student observer", picture day, Mom visiting, etc. So I will do it this morning.
Four or five other little things happened yesterday that I won't bore you with: minor playground incidents, torn book, a student from another class kissed one of mine, etc. But here is the best part:
After school I'm sitting at my desk doing my paperwork for today and the FIRE ALARM goes off!! I am not kidding. There was a tutoring group, about four teachers, and the custodian in the building. We all went out front and stood next to the playground fence to wait for the principal and the fire department to give the all clear to return. So...the paperwork will have to be finished this morning. Maybe.
I had planned to stop by WalMart on the way home, but I decided it was safer to just go home. And stay there.