My life takes on a whole new schedule when school is back in session. The alarm goes off at 5:00, so the Mr. and I can go for a 30 minute walk/run. (This morning there was lightning in the distance, but we didn't get wet.)
During the cooling off, we make coffee and breakfast while watching the morning news. (Sometimes, we can't stomach another news report, and I get an old Western--not necessarily by choice.) I catch up on computer and then I'm off to the shower.
I usually can dress, do makeup, and dry my hair in about 30 minutes. I'm out the door by 7:15 or so.
And then my life belongs to 80+ sophomores. First hour begins at 8:18. And I have to work to schedule bathroom breaks or even find time to collect my thoughts until the last body leaves at 3:30.
With any luck, I am headed home by 4:00. Sometimes the grading comes home with me. (It is hard to avoid.) But if I am organized, all the work is done for the next day's lesson.
It will take a couple of weeks to adjust to this schedule.
Our kids got rained on pretty hard yesterday on their first day back at trailer school. The ponchos and rain boots were already making an appearance.
I look forward to some beautiful weather so I can step out on the deck between periods and see some of last year's students. Although, four or five of last year's boys tried to sneak into my 7th hour class and take a seat. I assured them that there was a reason that I passed them last year-- I didn't want them back. (Actually, I'd probably take another year of the ornery things.)
So, what do I think of the class of 2012? We're off to a good start.