I have a ninety minute planning period every day. One of my pet peeves is people who call this a "free period," because it's anything but. Today, this is what I did during my planning period:
1. Ran around to five classes to announce the Outward Bound meeting tomorrow.
2. Printed out a kid's essay that he e-mailed me, proofread it, checked what class he was in 7th period, and delivered it to him.
3. Revised my To Kill a Mockingbird soundtrack assignment from last year so I could print it out and run copies for tomorrow morning.
4. Called three parents of kids who are sliding.
5. Started grading my first batch of To Kill a Mockingbird essays. Got through five. Since I promised to have them back for the kids the next class period, I took them all home. I'll try to grade them in between tables tonight at the restaurant for the big Valentine's Day dinner.
6. I didn't even get started on my "The Scarlet Ibis" handout I want to have ready for tomorrow. It's going to be a late night.
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