I had a much better week this week, even though I didn't make a ton of reading progress. I accomplished a lot for school, and while I still brought home a huge stack of papers this weekend, I am feel much more "in balance" than I did last week. Besides, only two more weeks with my seniors and then I have a second prep hour. :)
One thing that really helped me keep my sanity this week was my lunch hour. Generally, I go down to the English office to eat with the other teachers, but I spent three days this week eating in my room and getting miscellaneous things done. I read while I ate, then spent the other half of my lunch getting things reorganized and put together. I am very active when I am teaching, so my desk quickly becomes a war zone. This really helped me this week, and since I subbed twice this week during my prep hour (meaning I went all day without a break), this REALLY helped. I'm going to continue to read and relax on my lunch as a way to refocus in the midst of very busy days.
I am in the middle of a couple of books. I am THISCLOSE to finishing Hard Times by Charles Dickens for my Classics Circuit Post, and I have also started The Iliad for my readalong. Both are much quicker reads than I was expecting.
I posted quite a bit this week (getting very close to being caught up). Here are the posts for this week if you missed them:
- Final thoughts on Atlas Shrugged
- When History Comes Alive (Teaching Reflections)
- Love (Thoughts on Jane Eyre)
- Jane Eyre Final Thoughts and Reflections on Reading
- Wide Sargasso Sea Book Stats