So how did this teacher celebrate the beginning of spring break? By grading papers, of course!
At least the paper grading was accompanied by a chai latte and a chocolate croissant!
And what will I do with the rest of my spring break? Last night, I created a long to-do list. After one day on spring break, I've only been able to cross off one thing.
Remaining items include the following:
- several more class periods' worth of essays to grade
- writing up my packing list for the Rome trip
- numerous daily Italian lessons
- making lesson plans for the days I'm in Italy
- making lesson plans for the days my district is requiring me to administer a special pilot of a standardized test, thereby taking me out of my regular classroom
- creating new seating charts for when we return to school (they've been in the same seats since winter break, and they keep bugging me for new seats)
- supplies to buy for the Rome trip
- cleaning (I swear I only get my floor washed on holidays)
- creating sample projects/assignments for those days when I have a sub in my room