I am finding that there are not enough hours in the day. School is back in full swing now and the pressure to do everything imaginable, including save the world, all by the end of the semester is on! My head is spinning with things to do, say, write, or remember to do, say, or write. With lots of schools facing shortages in faculty, it has been necessary for teachers to step up to do even more. Someone has to do the job at the end of the day. The idea is that if we all pitch in, it won't be so bad. Either way, we're all stuck with each other all school year.
I found out who my secret pal is today and I'm positive that we are going to be instant friends. I'm a little afraid of her right now but I'm thinking after reading my secret pal's information sheet that she is just a cute little teddy bear or perhaps a glowing little angel, inside. I'm excited to figure out who my secret pal is too. I should probably consider joining a lunch circle now that I'm so excited about my secret pal. How do you choose though? Can I back out after a lunch or two?
Our Principal really wants everyone to work together as a community. He told us today that his kids go to this school and he wants them to have a great school experience. He thinks that each of us are talented and smart people. He cares about us. He told us that we should take the time to take care of ourselves. I think that was the single most important thing I took from that faculty meeting. We all have to take time out for ourselves. The weather is just beginning to become absolutely wonderful. Finally cool enough to just enjoy being outside. This past weekend, Matt and I floated down the Neuse for a couple of hours. There wasn't any other place I would have rather been.