The turning point of the week…

As I write this early Wednesday morning….

Veeerrrry early, it has to be said. Turns out trying to blog every day and raok every day and read the Bible every day and work well and be a good teacher and try to be a good girlfriend/ friend/ daughter/ sister takes a fair whack of time! Add in some chores and a ‘Glee’ addiction (I’ve now cleared ten episodes in four days. My classes should be relieved I am not just sporadically bursting in to song at any given moment) and you have a slightly manic pace of life!

Anyways, back on topic. As I write this very early on Wednesday morning, I am already looking forward to Wednesday lunchtime. Why?

Because Wednesday lunchtime is the turning point of my entire (work) week.

My Mondays and Tuesdays are ridiculously busy…on Monday I managed 5 child free minutes from 7.55 to 17.15. Yesterday I was so busy I completely forgot to have lunch. Totally. I was wandering around at 3.30, trying to finish a piece for my form’s homework thinking “Why am I hungry?” Turns out eating lunch is really helpful in preventing hunger!

Wednesday morning is more of the same, really. Three periods of English, two of maths, two pupil meetings, an assembly…oh, and a 7.30a.m. staff meeting, too. But then, oh so magically, I hit Wednesday lunchtime. And my workweek makes a significant change of tide. Yes, I still teach a lot, and have meetings and clubs, but I have enough non-contact time and non tied up after school time to get things that need to be done finished. Marking, displays, finding my classroom under the ten tonnes of paper that seem to pile up over the first half of the week…


This afternoon (after the turning point) I have plans to sort my class library *and* tidy up loads of junk. As an aside, how glamourous is teaching?

So Wednesday afternoon is a beautiful thing. And then Thursday rolls around and I have enough time to gather breath and plan and research and check things for my classes and all that jazz. And then Friday is a toughie….but by that point it’s nearly the weekend, right?

Does your week have a turning point, friends?

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  1. Siobhan
    3rd February 2010 / 1:00 pm

    This week has no official turning point but had a psychological turning point today. My stressful event on Tuesday is over. The next two are simple by comparison.And the big half term events are two weeks away (give or take, mostly take) and the paperwork pile scares me less.So I hit some kind of feeling of this being achievable. And feeling kind of proud of what I have done so far as well. :)Glad you will be reading this post turning point. xx

  2. PhilH
    3rd February 2010 / 5:42 pm

    Yes. Like you, today is the turning point.Monday this week is my only full teaching day in a two week timetable.Tuesday is okay (I'm not actually officially at school for the last period) but I mark my Year 9 books in that time, and for the next hour at least.Then Wednesday is my day off.Then tomorrow I am only officially there for three lessons, and only officially teaching for two of them, and only actually teaching for one, because my Year 9s have their Intermediate Maths Challenge.And I get to see my lovely new lady friend in about an hour. Oh yes.

  3. Sparkling Red
    3rd February 2010 / 8:52 pm

    You must sleep around 3 hours a night to get all that done!

  4. Riot Kitty
    3rd February 2010 / 11:17 pm

    A turning point…hmm. Probably when I get over being sick!

  5. Deidra
    4th February 2010 / 1:04 am

    Wow! You've got it going on..and then some! My goodness. Just reading about your week exhausts me! I hope today's turning point was grand!

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