Ann (lonestarslp) wrote,

Sunday Night Blues

One of my biggest fears with this job is that I will grow to dislike it as much as I disliked my previous career as an engineer. I don't want to dread Monday mornings. I am afraid that I will not be capable of working full-time due to my illness. School starts tomorrow for my students, and even though I do not actually see students this week I do have to work out my therapy schedule. This is one of the hardest parts of the job since no one wants Johnny to be pulled out of their class time. The grade levels at this school apparently get together and agree on when would be a good time to let their grade go for the day. Unfortunately, this time has to be shared by all the specialists. I have already talked to the gifted teacher, who appropriated the entire week's pull-out time for her gifted 4th and 5th graders. Fortunately, I don't have any fourth or fifth graders that are both in therapy and the gifted program. Also, the second and third grade seem to be using the exact same time as their pull-out. Since I have two 3rd grade groups and 2 2nd grade groups that both need to meet twice a week, this will not work out.

I have put together a preliminary schedule for the principal that I plan to give him tomorrow morning. I hope it works out soon because I really need to schedule my other students around the elementary schedule. And I have so much other stuff to do. I still don't have a key to my room, and I don't have access to the computer network yet. And the dates of ARD meetings, evaluations, re-evaluations and pre-evaluation meetings is making my head spin. And my room is not finished yet. Notice I haven't even mentioned therapy plans.

On Sunday nights, I am usually haunted by the problems of the upcoming week. It has helped to remind myself that I can only do one thing at a time.

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