A Teaching Mom’s Life, By The Numbers

Number of student journals graded today: 10

Number of journals graded in last three days: 34

Number of journals left to grade before Tuesday: 18

Approximate amount of time it takes to grade each one: 15 minutes if no interruptions (ha, ha).

Total amount of time spent grading journals the last few days: Not going there.

Number of final book projects left to grade before Tuesday: 35.

Number of times in the last four days that I’ve cursed the fact that I am an English teacher and wished to be a P.E. teacher, even though I don’t know a quarterback from a wide receiver: Really not going there.

Number of snarky but totally accurate comments made by husband when I said I should have become a P.E. teacher: 1 (but it was a whopper)

Number of times younger son has thrown up since 7:45 this morning: 4 (or maybe 3.5; not sure if the last one was a spitup or a throwup.   That is a fine judgment call.)

Number of baths younger son has had today: 3.  So far.

Number of days this stomach flu lasts, according to doctor: 1-3.  Can be more if you include diarrhea.

Number of times I have been thankful for presence of husband today, snarky comment and all: Too many to count.

3 responses to “A Teaching Mom’s Life, By The Numbers

  1. This is so funny, because I am a social studies teacher who got roped into teaching math and p.e. for 7th grade!

  2. G.C.,

    Seriously??? Hopefully you know a bit more about sports (and a lot more about numbers!) than I do. 🙂 Is it nice not to have to grade as many social studies papers/projects/etc. ? (you grade math tests, of course, but those have to be easier than papers, right?)

  3. Well, I do what the REAL p.e. teacher tells me and help with the roll call, math is kind of? fun to teach?

    Better news, I purchased Cranford with my Borders coupon today!
    Thus the merits of public school pay rather than Catholic school pay.