Thursday, July 16, 2009

I need a pillow

Every other day I have planning in the afternoon. I go through my classes 1-2-3 then planning. Then every other day I have planning in the morning, so it's 1-planning-3-4.

Don't try to make sense of it.

So anyway, I want to use my 4th period planning for screenwriting because I only have to plan for one class before I have planning again, and in today's case my planning consists of walking over to the dollar store and buying markers and construction paper.

I want to write, but I'm too drained. I have 30 sophomores in my third period, all of whom feel the need to comment on every. single. sentence. I. utter. Thirty people all trying to be funny at the same time is a lot like being at a party full of actors. I talk for two minutes, then wait five minutes for another opening.

But that wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have 38 seniors in my second period. They're more respectful when I'm talking, but any time you get 38 people in a room, there's only so long you can keep them focused before you lose them altogether.

And even that wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have 33 seniors in my homeroom. They all have questions they need answering now now now.

And that wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have 33 sophomores in my first period. They're the best class of the day because they're sleepy, so I guess I don't mind them really. And the teacher who taught them last year is dynamite with discipline so they are actually prepared, unlike my third period, who came from a teacher who's idea of discipline was shouting and then giving up.

When I woke up this morning I actually wanted to go for a run and was sad that I didn't have time. Right now walking to the dollar store sounds too far. I only hope they have index cards because third period is getting the dreaded Seating Chart tomorrow. I really hope The Seating Chart makes it easier to teach them so I can feel less drained. Then I can write more.

And how awesome is it that Los Angeles is a world class city that can pay $4 million for Michael Jackson's funeral but raises class sizes to 40-1! Awesome!

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