Weeks that is. I really do think that we had two weeks crammed into one.
First – the kids had a almost a week’s vacation last week, so they returned like they had been on, well, vacation. Always need some refocusing. Refocusing on all kinds of stuff. Sometimes the things that slip out of practice surprise me.
One of the lower grade classes lost their heat, so they used one of the rooms we normally use. I was so glad there was a place in the building for them to move. But, it changed the dynamics of our reading and math classes. I had 37 kids in my science class three mornings! Yikes! It’s hard for them to listen and pay attention then. There is just too much going on – at every table, in every chair, in every corner of the room.
Test Monday night. First one for this class, so I didn’t quite know what it would be like. Still working on my paper.
Basketball game Tuesday night.
Wednesday night meeting for NCLB. That day was from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. from leaving to returning.
Thursday, there were over 550 items on my reader. Many got deleted. I read the ones in my favorites folder and then . . .
A letter arrived from insurance company that was vaguely threatening about my migraine meds. My claim was denied. They need more info from the doctor. I’d asked for more meds than I was allowed per month. Really? When? No real person at the insurance company to speak with (I’m missing BCBSNC seriously), so I had to play telephone tag with the doctor’s office. We finally decided that what had set off the claim letter was that I’d put Imitrex on auto refill and the pharmacy kept trying to fill it days before the 30 that were allowable. Now why would they do that? I’ve tried to fill that script on the 30th day and insurance won’t touch it until day 31. The pharmacy knows that! I’ve talked with them many times over the years, but still, they tried and this week alone, I’ve received two letters from the insurance company. *very heavy sigh*
This morning on the way to work, about halfway there, I came to a dead stop. I’ve been trying to make up my extra hours this week – the ones I missed from last week’s snow days. I missed seven hours off the snow workdays. My aim was to arrive 30 to 45 minutes before start time today. There was apparently a trailer (of the tractor-trailer kind) on fire. I sat in park for 40 minutes. My 45 minute trip was extended by 75. Praising heaven for a great team that I knew would step in and get things started while I sat and then crawled to work. I’ve tried to find a news piece on this. It’s hard to believe that something that started my day out with such a bang (or is that a whimper) can’t be found on the Internet anywhere.
Saturday academy to start tomorrow. Lesson plans needed developing for that. And there is a game tomorrow night. Snow is supposed to come in. I don’t want to see more, but . . .