Only a teacher can understand being "too busy" for the most basic things (including going to the bathroom.) So last night, instead of just making my daughter's lunch, I made a big salad for me too. All my materials (tissues, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, basic stuff teachers steal from their house to bring to their classroom) are packed and by the door. I am ready to take care of my students and myself.
The plan is simple:
1. Make "ready to eat" lunches. No time for microwaves.
2. Ready the night before. Completely ready!
3. Cases of water always available in my room and trail mix for emergencies (those days when kids need my time and it cuts into lunch)
So I'm excited to take - taking care of myself- seriously.
The irony: today is a snow day for Connecticut!
Taking care of ourselves and hundreds of children (and our own) takes lots of planning! My hope is that you all TAKE GOOD CARE.