I'm spending as much time as possible relaxing today in preparation for reading week.
For those not in Elementary, it's a rather chaotic week that requires a lot of caffeine and patience.
For starters, it's a spirit week all week. While I love dress up days, they are often accompanied by additional quirky student behaviors (which when combined with spring fever, leads to lots of head aches and write ups).
Monday: Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday: Oh the Places You'll Go! (College shirts day)
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday, full of mismatched ensembles
Thursday: Dr. Seuss day, it's time to find a tutu.
Friday: I forget the technical theme, but it's pajamas. Enough said!
We also have two assemblies, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. I also have two guest readers on Thursday, one of them being my boss's boss. No pressure there! There's a school wide reading competition for the highest percentage on AR tests, book bingo, drop everything and read, buddy reading with other classes, a story writing contest (by pod), and read around the pod (where we visit other classrooms).
Oh, and we're taking a field trip on Tuesday.
In addition to all of that, I have Battle of the Books, new teacher meetings, a post observation conference, a grade level meeting to plan the pep assembly skits, and fifth grade is responsible for First Friday treats (which means a Costco run on Thursday).
Oh yeah, I'll also be teaching.
Sigh. It's time for a nap.