Friday, February 08, 2008

sleeep...

some mornings as i sit at my desk while the kids do their silent reading (and seriously, it is dead silent in here) i find myself feeling so tired, i think i might have to lay my head down on my desk. i think thoughts like, "i don't think i can make it through the day" and "i'm going to have a nap when i get home". but then silent reading is over and i stand up and begin the day of "do your math. sit down. where's your pencil. let me help you. stop inturrupting me. good job. why don't you have science fair resources here? yay yay this is exciting. well done. tie your shoes. etc etc." and the tiredness never dawns on me again for the rest of the day.

so what would i do if i always sat at my desk and wasn't a teacher who walks and talks all day without of a moment of silent thought? i'd be tired i guess. and calling in sick a lot.

but really...i'm really tired today. i might not make it through the day. i'm going to have a nap when i get home. thank goodness it's friday.

4 comments:

naj said...

nothing like a good afternoon nap .. i'm planning on enjoying one tomorrow!

therachel said...

so. did you make it through the day without napping? I bet you did, because you are a spectacular, committed teacher who is engaged with the kids, and really, deep down, loves her job. I just know it.

Sharelle said...

this is a funny post, because JUST yesterday (friday morning), as i PULLED myself out of bed, i thought the same thing...

"i absolutely cannot teach today".

and then the mental-ness of the day took over, and i didn't even need my nap. i mean, i could have used one, but i didn't need it. i would say a good 2/3 mornings, i get myself out of bed by telling myself "you can have a nap when you get home". i rarely ACTUALLY have a nap, but some how the consolation works. so i'm with you.

Katie Marie said...

Hope you are getting enough sleep and getting over your cold. You are such a great teacher, Bec, and I am looking forward to seeing you as a mother one day! You have been having some amazing practice with your 20-odd kids every day! Keep it up! Take care and I REALLY look forward to seeing you again! Love, Katie