27 August 2009

August 27

Do you know what date I wrote on the board for my (very lovely) second graders yesterday?

August 19, 2009

The day before I wrote August 18. I put our "first day of school" calendar marker on August 17. I put "Homework for the week of 18-21 August" on the homework sheet and sent it home to parents on Tuesday.

Last night I realized--I'd lost a week. I thought I had an extra week before court; an extra week to get my new class feeling confident and running smoothly. I thought I had an extra week to convince the consulate to write the letter of criminal clearance that the judge is requiring for me.

But I don't. Two weeks until court!

(And, yes--the second graders got an apology and an opportunity to learn very early in the year that sometimes even teachers make mistakes.)

7 comments:

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

Only two weeks!! Yeah! BTW, those "mommy moments" (forgetting the dates, snack, signing homework) will come more often!

jen.weber said...

At least you're consistent...

Annie said...

That's funny. Sort of. I've done the same thing, but maybe not quite so publicly!

votemom said...

it's almost september.....


i was watching a seinfeld rerun last night and in the episode they were in court and the date in question during the interrogation was sept 10. they kept saying "and where were YOU on the afternoon of september 10?"

of course, i thought of our little sparrows.

sunny said...

you are on the home stretch now!
Serena

Katie said...

I will let D know. :)

Lea said...

Wow, not long now!