1, Survive the week
(the heat, of course since we are back at school, is UNGODLY hot and muggy; I have 27 fifth graders in my room for two periods IN A ROW, immediately following gym, in the hottest room - no lie - in the building; our building has been under construction all summer, and..... it's NOT DONE. OF COURSE starting school the week BEFORE Labor Day makes PERFECT sense to me now - yes, I see the reason why we needed to CLEARLY. Especially when we are one of only THREE schools in the entire THREE COUNTY REGION who did so. GRRRRRRRRRRR.....)
As I said yesterday, after our faculty meeting, through gritted teeth (remember my positivity challenge for myself this year, and all my great and worthy goals of being and remaining happy, despite ANYthing and EVERYthing)...."I'm just going to be a fricken ray of sunshine this year!"
I was told that seemed an oxymoron, but I don't care. If I survive this week, I will be happy, damnitall!