This week has been crazy!!!! We opened a brand new school in my district on Monday. Now, in my previous district I was part of a staff that opened a new elementary school, so I thought this would be a piece of cake.
I thought wrong.
In my previous district, we only opened a new BUILDING. It was the same elementary school, just in a different facility. This time, we're opening a whole new school. Bringing teachers from 5 elementary schools and a middle school together to make one new intermediate school for 1,500 students. Do you have any idea how many little details there are in something like that? Let me just tell you - it's insane. No less than 5 times every day this week I have gone into another teacher's room, or they have come into mine asking "What time are we ______ ?".
But, we made it through week 1 and today I actually felt a little bit of normalcy in my classroom, rather than the "Wait - what time are we going to that place? And how do we get there? And what's the teacher's name?" of the previous 4 days. I'm super thankful that I get to work with a team of people who (with the help of some serious caffeine) can laugh about anything and get punchy rather than cranky when stressed. It has made even this stressful week into something fun (ok, maybe "fun" is a tad strong of a word).
After that crazy week, I'm really glad it's the weekend. Unfortunately, I still have to plan my lessons for the coming week, my house is a total disaster, my kitchen makeover still isn't finished (and I realllllly want to post pictures!!!), my laundry is piling up (and my dryer is broken - awesome!)....I could really use some sleep.
So I think the best thing to do is...
...go to the shore for the weekend with my college roommates.
Anyone else deal with stress by ignoring it and hoping it goes away?