On most Fridays I like to share an interesting post or resources from one of the various forum that I frequent. It’s a nice way to showcase thoughts and discoveries from others, rather than just ramble on about what I’ve been doing in my classroom.
This week however, is a bit different. It’s currently 12:51, my last morning class left about 5 minutes ago, and I feel as though I could curl up under my desk right now and take a long well-deserved selfish nap. My eyelids are a bit droopy, and the thought of caffeine makes my brain hum in a very Homer Simpson-esque “mmmMMMMmmmm”. That’s not to say all of my Fridays find me in such a state of lethargy. In fact, Friday is usually my high energy day. This week has just been particularly draining with getting 4th graders quiet enough to allow their classmates to record PhotoStories, patiently helping 3rd graders remember how to print in color (for the 4th or 5th time), and trying to convince wayward 5th graders that the computer lab really isn’t a good place to bring in a half-eaten box of “Chicken in a Biskit” crackers.
What I’m trying to get it is….I’m tired! And I need to recharge my batteries. There’s a TGIF get together for my building at a local establishment, but I live about 45 minutes away from where I work, so I really need to hit the road after school to get home in time for dinner. Which means I’ll have to find a different way to relax this evening; fine by me. Most Fridays I’ll spend just hanging out with the family; playing pretty pretty princess dress up with my 3 year old (I prefer the blue earrings and necklace), relaxing in front of a movie with my wife (waiting for Hellboy II from Netflix), and quite often getting in an hour or so of some good video game time (Fallout 3 currently) before finally calling it a night. The rest of this weekend will be spent picking out our Christmas tree from a local farm (we’ve learned to tag it early or the good ones are gone after Thanksgiving), and probably making a few cookies. Basically trying to escape the computer, connect with my family, and try to carve out some “play time” for myself.
What does everyone else do to recharge after a long week?
Image: ‘He’s my sweet boy.‘ www.flickr.com/photos/29692536@N00/49147270