Monday, January 26, 2009

time mismanagement

Today was a 'teacher work day' at school. I had 3 neatly organized piles of work on my desk to be graded and did exactly this during the five hours I spent in my classroom:
  • Tried three times to get local alt-rock station to stream
  • Tuned in Pandora instead
  • Rearranged tables and extra chairs to the hallway
  • Hung another calendar
  • Turned reeds in diffuser
  • Found proper stand for new art book
  • Sorted miscellaneous papers
  • Ate handfuls of smoked almonds
  • Got jumbo paperclips from supply room
  • Made copies of Final Short Story scoring sheets
  • Straightened books
  • Created new piles of work
  • Put six-pack of San Pellegrino water in teachers' lounge fridge
  • Dumped out old orange juice
  • Took bottle & aluminum can out of garbage, put in recycling
  • Tacked picture of Jon Hamm onto office wall
  • Re-secured Fountains of Wayne poster
  • Filed records of my clock hours
  • Searched online for credit or clock hour earning education classes
  • Read, graded, & recorded scores for 3 (THREE) student papers
  • Ate Bavarian Creme Brulee chocolate square
  • Chatted with custodian

Since I've been home, I have actually used my time more wisely by hanging out with my kids, cooking ground beef & turkey for future meals, finishing two loads of laundry, having a heart-to-heart with my boy and playing Eight Letters in Search of a Word with my girl, and enjoying brie & bread & "Dexter" with my man. And getting today's post in under the wire.

The end.