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First full day back in the class room - a long day!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Today was my first day back teaching and it was a long day. I teach 3 sections every other day, two sections in the morning and one in the afternoon. 7 times during the semester, including today, the classes are 2 hours (double periods for labs and problem solving periods), otherwise they are 1 hour each.

So, today's schedule was:
5:30 wake up, breakfast
6:30 bike in to work, get changed, final prep
7:30-9:35 first class
9:50-11:55 second class
12:15-1:00 inter mural frisbee game versus systems engineering (we won 12-8)
Quick shower, eat my PB&J for lunch, and back to class.
1:55-4:00 last class
4:20 meet my DW and kids at "the plain" (the main parade field) where we watched the army parachute team load up in Blackhawks and practice their precision skydiving.

My DW got the oldest off to gymnastics, while I took the three youngest home for dinner, tubs, reading and bed.

Now they are in bed, though not quite asleep and I am finally able to sit down. Whew! I forgot how long a full day of teaching was, with 6 hours of talking and walking! I am glad Thursday's classes are only single periods!

I think it is time for a glass of red wine.

Take care! Keep calm and spark on!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOGLADY13 8/22/2013 9:08PM

    Wow. Teaching seems to be the least of it. Kids take tons of time and energy.

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JESSIKA_56 8/22/2013 6:24PM

    Busy day!

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FUNFROG79 8/22/2013 9:43AM

    Wow! You deserved that glass of wine!

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THINRONNA 8/22/2013 3:21AM

    You are doing great! Soon it will all become routine well deserved! emoticon

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WILSONWR 8/21/2013 7:59PM

    Sounds like quite a busy day!!

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MERRY_XMAS 8/21/2013 4:31PM

    Wow! That's the definition of a full day!


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IMARUNR 8/21/2013 2:03PM

    What a great and productive day! Welcome back. I personally enjoy have a schedule which needs a routine to stay on track! Make it a great week.

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ROXYZMOM 8/21/2013 8:20AM

    Sounds great! Love the way you intertwined exercise and outside time into your day.

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KELLIEBEAN 8/21/2013 8:10AM

    That was quite a full day. Ending a long day with a glass of wine is wondeful!

Hope today goes well!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 8/21/2013 7:37AM

    Sounds like you have a great first day of school! Watching the parachuting team practice sounds really cool. Glad you only have 1 hour classes for Thursday. Your schedule today sounds exhausting! Enjoy your glass of wine :)

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    Yes it was a busy day, but for me the most exciting part of this post was about getting to watch the parachute team. You make it sound like a walk in the park, but to the rest of us it would be a "big event". How lucky you are!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/20/2013 10:03PM

    Wow - what a day! Congrats on getting through it!

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GOING-STRONG 8/20/2013 8:05PM

    I was exhausted just reading that schedule!


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BOILHAM 8/20/2013 7:49PM

    Busy day indeed.

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SLENDERELLA61 8/20/2013 7:31PM

    Great start to what I hope will be a stellar year!!

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