This year has been quite a bit easier for me for several reasons: one less prep; no concessions responsibilities; and many lessons and units that I don’t have to actually create–I can just revamp them. However, the biggest factor in the simpler year is the fact that we only have school from Monday to Thursday.
Having Friday off has given me a weekend. Last year, I would spend all day Saturday catching up on grading, house stuff and bills and cleaning and, of course, resting, and then Sunday at about 3:00 p.m., I would find myself overwhelmed with all the work I needed to do for Monday.
With Friday off, I find myself to be much happier, less stressed, and more organized. It’s a good thing!!