I’ve been really working hard, especially the last 2 days. I fear that this will be the norm until the end of this term. Our school is having its annual internal audit. So all of the forms must be double checked. All of the teachers must be teaching enthusiastically. All of the students must stay on task. And all of the documentation for each class must be easily accessible for the audit staff. It was the last requirement that prompted me to outline my lesson plans for the whole week. It feels like i have more of a grasp of what is going on now. I am also getting to the point where I am going to be able to tell my students their grades.
In short, I feel like I am getting ahead. I am still drowning, but as my dear husband reminded me earlier this week. I need to keep trying to “breathe above the water”.