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Last night was my birthday, but I was feeling so exhausted and crappy that I went to bed at7 pm. B didn’t wake me up for the cake because he felt so sorry for me. It was one of my worst birthdays ever.

This is the first week I am seeking students, and I guess the combination of walking all over creation in the 100 plus heat, calming criers, trying to get all the paperwork done, and last minute lesson planning is making me sick. I can’t decide if I am always having indigestion or if I am just a walking heart attack. Thank goodness for Labor Day.

I am almost in tears at times because I don’t have time to devote to thinking about my students. I am simply running from one place to the next. I think this week has been especially bad because I had and Open House on Tuesday AND Thursday, one for each of my kids. So recharging has been nearly impossible.

If things don’t get better by next month, I may invite the director out to follow me around for a day. I really don’t think she has a clue about what we are dealing with.

I am hoping to dismiss 5 of my students in the next four weeks. 5 of them didn’t show up this year. This makes up for the 5 new ones I got. I am hoping to get below 60 again before October. That might help, too.


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Aug. 29th, 2003 07:08 pm (UTC)
Good idea--thanks!
Aug. 29th, 2003 03:11 am (UTC)
I've started saving celebration until the weekend after a birthday. It removes one more bit of stress from the work week.

Happy birthday! (belated)
Aug. 29th, 2003 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, that does save stress. B says he thinks everyone should get the day off on their birthday. Have fun this weekend!
Aug. 29th, 2003 03:27 am (UTC)

Hope your year is the best ever, to make up for the day!
Aug. 29th, 2003 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks--I hope it is a good one! :)
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Aug. 29th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks--I hope I can squeeze it in this weekend between my children's social lives.
Aug. 29th, 2003 09:35 am (UTC)
happy belated birthday.
Aug. 29th, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Aug. 30th, 2003 06:28 am (UTC)
I see you added me and I have added in return. How did you find me?
Aug. 30th, 2003 07:04 am (UTC)
Teaching special ed community. I am interested in reading about experiences with special ed students.
Aug. 30th, 2003 09:29 am (UTC)
Well... you will more than likely get bunches here..lol...

I had thought maybe you found me through Artmomz as we have her in common
Aug. 31st, 2003 02:04 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday late!

I know exactly what you mean about walking back and forth in the heat, too. Being pregnant doesn't help, but I think I'd be worn out, anyway. That's the start of the year for us. Good luck on exiting those. I have a list of my own. But I also keep getting files on kids I had no idea about. I'm tearing my hair out trying to find space for them in my schedule. Much less plan for the ones I already have!
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