Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Self Care Vs. Grading Papers!
Aaaaah, teachers, forever the multitaskers.
I'm not 100% right now.
I stayed in bed all day Saturday, and while I was in bed, I thought about the papers I had to grade.
I thought about them Sunday too.
Monday, I had a full day, part of which involved me doing something for.me.
And so here I sit, Tuesday, grading papers.
I'm watching Deon Cole because I don't really have to watch it, just listen to his comedy, but at the same time, I can pretend that I am having some time to myself after a long day with my kiddos.
I should have marked them during my planning period. "Laughing hysterically. "
I couldn't mark them right after school because we had our Book Study discussion about a topic noneducators feel they could make some good money off of right now.
So now, I am no longer grading papers...
I believe in self care. But on the other hand, teachers also realize that grading papers at home is part of the self care. Because if we don't grade the papers at home, when are we going to grade them?
During our planning period? Laughing hysterically!
We go in sick because... Substitute lessons plans. Am I right?.
I know. I know. There are people out there who can tell you how to get everything done in a 40 hour week. People who tell you never,ever,ever, take work home.
Here's what I know. I know how to say No when I need to. I know when it's family time. I know how to take time for myself. But I also know, sometimes, just sometimes,we just have to grade those papers at home!:)