I am participating in my ninth Slice of Life Story Challenge run by the team behind the Two Writing Teachers website. We are challenged to write a blog post a day throughout the month of March.
Today is an asynchronous day in our district; students have assignments from Friday to work on while teachers meet and plan for the last quarter. Librarians have a virtual meeting this morning, and then we get to work on all that stuff we do behind the scenes: cataloging, inventory, lesson planning, collaborating, weeding. I get to cap the day off with a virtual committee meeting for an annual conference event coming up in three weeks; because of our schedules, we meet from 530p to 630p. It makes for a long day.
Surprisingly, we still get Friday off as a "spring holiday". We thought it would be removed from the calendar as a meager make-up day for all the school missed during the Texas Snowpocalypse. Maybe the board realizes that a respite is needed, even two weeks after Spring Break. I imagine that they are tired too; the pandemic has probably quadrupled the decisions they've had to make this school year.
I am already planning on a quiet Friday, spending time doing weekend tasks early so that I can enjoy the holiday weekend. I'm thinking that 70's soft rock and scented candles will be nice accompaniments for the time spent doing laundry, reading, crocheting, and giving myself a mani-pedi.
A productive Monday with a Friday off to look forward to is a nice start to the week.