Today was the first work day back. It started with a prayer breakfast, a required trip to the next town for meetings ten back to school for more meetings. It was after 3:30 before I got to do anything with my room. I got the boards in the hall decorated and some boxes emptied but that was it.
Four special ed students are new this year. We are still waiting on paperwork for them. I need to make some calls to parents around IEP changes but that didn’t happen today either.
I think I have the beginning of the year blahs or it is just exhaustion from the summer. While I was working hard to get things under some kind of control, I kept thinking about whether I should stay in this profession or more actively search for an art job or something else. I am giving this year a chance but I am not sure what my answer will be at the end of the year. I can deal with the students and most of the paperwork ok but the staff, changes, and trying to make sure I haven’t made mistakes on the paperwork gets very disheartening to me.