My brand-new pristine ginormous lunch bag?
Yeah, well picture it after I dropped it on the floor at school this morning and my sticky oily salad dressing container burst open and obliterated the pristineness all to heck! Sigh...
And of course I had a long list of things to do before staff and students started to arrive and I had to postpone those things until I cleaned up all the goop and washed and rinsed my smorgasbord bag.
C'est la vie! The bag was cleaned, the list of things to do completed and a cup of green tea made before anyone else arrived. All in all the day was much better than anticipated.
Grievances with some of my EAs have yet to be settled but I was happy to see three of my former six EAs return, one new one who I met twice last week and feel she'll do quite well, and one experienced supply EA. Yes, supply EAs already.
Let me explain....I thought I might end up with only two of my former EAs due to one of them posting out to another position BUT she didn't get the position so is back for another year - hopefully with a positive attitude. AND last week I was informed that one of my two male EAs broke his leg!!! and wouldn't be back for a couple of months...YIKES!!
So I had NO IDEA who was going to show up for work this morning but all's well that ends well as Ma Ingalls always used to say and I just hope the grievances get settled soon and everyone settles down somewhat happily for another school year.
Everyone worked well together and the kids were happy and that's all that matters. It was a productive busy day and I just hope that the honeymoon period lasts at least until Christmas.
Well I can hope, can't I??
On the money front of things: a no-spend day. I look forward to many of those as there just isn't the time to SPEND!!
Christy, Jolie, Kim and Kendra: hope your first day went well too!! (And any other teachers reading this secretly :)...