You know how to make the first full week of school even more hectic for a teacher? Give him jury duty.
As I mentioned last week, my students’ first day back at school is tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day I will meet most of them for the first time, tell them my classroom expectations, basically prepare them for the entire year, which will start in earnest on Monday. Trouble is, unless something happens, on Monday morning I’ll be sitting in a courthouse in New Orleans waiting to see if I get called to serve on a jury. Which means tomorrow I’ll have to have a lot of stuff ready to give my kids for the first full week of school, when I may not even be there.
I’ll be busy.