Monday, October 25, 2010

He Who Shall Not Be Named...

The Daily Prophet

Returning to Room 215 today, after a three-day weekend spent squiring my eldest around to job interviews.

The Muggles will all be in an uproar this week. It's the end of the first quarter; my journalistas ~ both of the newspaper and yearbook variety ~ have deadlines to meet, and I will be spending quite a bit of my "spare" time assessing student performance so I can put those little cyphers in Ye Olde Grade Book.

The cherubs need grades, but of course, so they can show off their savoir-faire on college apps. So in the great rush to report cards, I've got to do my part.

The festivities conclude at the beginning of next week with "teacher workdays" ~ two consecutive days designed for us to mingle, grade, munch, grade, and ultimately, attend a couple of mindless inservices.

Ugh.

The good news on this front, though, is Principal Man's recent executive decision. He's deemed that we should be treated like "professionals," and has given the his teachers the go-ahead to stay home next Monday. The assumption, of course, is that we will be working. Telecommuting, as it were.

So, why would I compare PM to the dreaded Voldemort? No reason, really. It just seemed apropos.

15 comments:

Pseudo said...

Tomorrow is the first day of the third week of the 2nd quarter over here... best to you on your grading Scribe.

Carrie said...

Follower #431! Dang, girl! :)

Carrie
the5thgirl.com

Krystal said...

this made me laugh =)

Jeanie said...

So generous of PM to decide to treat you like a professional.

Tracy P. said...

Wow, that is pretty radical of PM! I mean, realizing that you all HAVE to get the work done and trusting you to DO it. This new thinking amazes me!

And was my hubby right about the exciting part? Happy Mr. Fairway! :-)

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Ahhhh... working from home.

I wish.

Why can't we all just work from home. no more car emissions... way less energy usage.

Yeah... there's my next platform for Lizzy for President

Susie said...

LOL! I love your Harry Potter references:-)

Julie M. said...

We're at the end of the quarter here as well. Enjoy all the grading and most definitely enjoy your inservice. What exactly is an inservice anyway?

BLOGitse said...

I wonder how much energy, time, gasoline would be saved if one day every for example in two weeks is worked from home.

It's incredible how here kids are taken to school in the morning, back home for a lunch, back to school for a couple of hours and back home again. By car. Six (6) days a week! Imagine that pollution and traffic jams in the city without any manners, bad driving and too many cars.......

The Blonde Duck said...

At least he lets you stay home!

Sarah said...

Telecommuting is a common thing here, but it doesn't reduce the workload. It does make it easier to flash your boss...

Kristin said...

Teachers are professionals? What? HA! Glad to hear Voldemort decided to throw you a bone...now were his intentions sincere is the question?

miss jo said...

Like the idea of telecommuting...Too bad you can't teach your cherubs in the basement family room !....So is PM now showing his green/eco side ? Maybe he's evolving.

HappyChyck said...

We have a two-days of staff development coming up tomorrow and Tuesday. I wish we could stay home for a day. In fact, I wouldn't even stay home. I REALLY need to get some desk time in. Our days will be pretty packed. I have 1 1/2 hours tomorrow to get my quarter grades in. Not enough.

I think our Principal Woman would be okay with giving us more time to work on our own things, but she reports to higher powers who want agendas. Bummer.

Allyson said...

Congratulations on finally being trusted to actually work from home instead of saying you're going to work from home and then spending all morning at the mall, sipping Cokes and flirting with the manager of Stride Rite, and then spending the afternoon at the arcade. You're really growing up. I'm so proud. *tear*
I hope it was fantastic to not get dressed all day. I do it as often as possible and it NEVER gets old.

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