Email of the Day:
I’m freaking out. Spring is nearly here, and we haven’t done nearly enough school.
1,000. This is the number of hours you have to cover.
5,840. This is the number of waking hours you have in a year, assuming you sleep about 8 a night.
1,000. This is the number of hours a school covers in 180 5.5hour days. These 1000 hours include all the time spent lining up, getting ready, everyone taking out their books. These 1000 hours include lunch, recess, PE. These 1000 hours include bathroom breaks, study hall, and moving from one class to the next. These 1000 hours include guest speakers, field trips, field day, assemblies, and snack time. These 1000 hours include the days substitutes are there and there’s no lesson plans, days when the teacher’s not well and plays a movie. They include all the days of testing, test prep, and post-test parties.
You’ve got 4,840 more hours than the school does, and you don’t have most of the distractions.
Cut yourself a break.
You have until 14 September 2016 to “finish” this school year.
You have 3,488 of those hours left.