Holidays are important for teacher's health and sanity.
It took the first few days to get myself back to feeling like a normal person with a brain that holds information and energy levels above that of a sick sloth.
I went into school yesterday and got stuff done that I never have time for with the kids around. I feel much better now I have the filing cabinet set up and folders for various bits of administrivia in order. I probably need another half a day to get everything as ship shape as I can with the school computer system offline.
I had lunch with the new music teacher there and it was a great chance to find out about things she had done in her career. She taught outdoor ed for years to special kids and has taught as a classroom teacher and going into music is following something she has always done in education but never formally. I really think being a primary teacher in the first place makes this kind of teaching easier.
Talked to the principal for a wee bit about the new painting being done and moving the art work around to cope with the new colour scheme. I'm sure with repeated contact I will get over being such a chook... She seems friendly, but how friendly are you supposed to be with the principal?
Now I need to get to all the stuff at home that I have been leaving in piles because I have been to tired from work... but no, I'm blogging...
The long reflective piece just needs proof reading then I'll post it. Final word count is over 2000... not for the faint hearted.