Tuesday, March 17, 2015
When the Ordinary is Not so Ordinary
As I was thinking about my day today, I thought I would never have a slice to write about. It was such an ordinary day, nothing special happened. I wracked my brains, and then it hit me. I needed to make a list, so I could see how ordinary my day really was. What I learned, is that nearly all our days have something out of the ordinary of we look. So here is a list of the day from its beginning, to the end of the school day. I was surprised by my observations!
5:00 AM - Alarm goes off. Groan and hit Snooze
5:10 AM - Hit Snooze
5:20 AM Hit Snooze
5:30 AM Hit Snooze (Thinking I seriously need to get up, but bed is so warm and comfy)
5:40 AM Get up
5:50 - Get Coffee
5:55 - Start straightening my hair - NOT ORDINARY
6:30 - Finish straightening my hair
6:40 - Finish getting dressed.
6:45 - Daughter gives me a hug - wants to stay home today. She's anxious. NOT ORDINARY
6:55 - Give note to son to drive to dentist appointment. NOT ORDINARY - first time he's gone alone.
7:05 - Leave for school
7:15 - At school
7:30 - Preparing for the day, making copies and catching up w/colleagues.
7:45 - Continue to prepare for lesson. (Had sub for past two days) NOT ORDINARY
8:20 - Day with students begins.
8:25 - Student comes in all excited and announces he's had no sleep - his mom went into labor! NOT ORDINARY!
8:45 - First class begins - this class works hard.
10:30 - Second class - this class cracks me up.
11:30 Third class - this class asks questions. Videotape my lessor for others to observe. Pray it's okay! NOT ORDINARY.
12:45 - LUNCH!! Today is Irish Potato Day with all the fixings. Staff goes all out with side dishes and desserts. NOT ORDINARY (Well, staff always goes all out, but we don't have Potato Day as a rule!)
1:20 - Science lesson goes astray when I realize my teachable moment has arrived - kids are arguing if water, computers, and cars, among other things, are living. My lesson on Ecosystems turns into a lesson on understanding the differences between living and non-living things.Have a great debate. NOT ORDINARY
3:00 - Dismissal - Phew!!