Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Tuesday Morning

My weekday mornings are pretty much the same. Get up, let the dogs out, make coffee, blah, blah, blah. The one difference each week is Duty Tuesday. Every Tuesday morning and afternoon, I have parking lot duty. It's no big deal really. Just makes me pay a little more attention to the weather on Tuesday. I decided this morning that today's blog would be about my morning. The idea came after I had let the dogs out and back in, chosen what to wear, and gotten dressed, so this is where we pick up....

Each day I sort of think about what I'll have for lunch.  I do have a fridge and microwave in my room, so sometimes I keep things at school. Sometimes I take leftovers. Today I made a sandwhich - ham and swiss on pumpernickel.

Most mornings I eat breakfast in the car on the way to work. I rarely drink my coffee at home. I pour it just before I go out the door.

And yes, I always take two cups with me. One to drink on the way and one for sipping on throughout the morning.

Drink one now, save one for later! The front cup is for drinking on the way.

The parking lot is usually pretty empty when I get there. This morning it was like a ghost town.

I love the walk down the hallway to my room.  The art teacher hangs paintings from her classes in this area. These are instruments recently painted by seventh graders. She changes the paintings every few weeks. I love to see what the students have done.

After I get to my room, I take a few minutes to prepare for the day. This morning I wanted to get a few things copied before going out to duty.

The copy machine had other plans. What an evil little picture this is!

After clearing several paper jams, I gave up and went out to duty. Like most duty mornings, it was relatively quiet. I watch parents dropping off kids, friends waiting on friends before getting out of cars, and sometimes  students  rush in hoping not to be late. 

The bell sounds, and everyone heads to class. My first period is 8th graders. I have 26 kids, only two are boys. This morning they were reading The Giver by Lois Lowery. 

They like the book, so it was a pretty quiet morning.

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