Shannon Falls, August 2012

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mrs. Ainsworth! Mrs. Ainsworth!

Bum, bum, buuuuuuummm (think dramatic theme music). Well, the fated first day of school has arrived. Tomorrow I become Mrs. Ainsworth to roughly 75 8th graders. And those are just the kiddos in my classes! Then there are who knows how many other 8th graders total! Even at church I'm just Mrs. Jamie. That's weird enough!

May I just vent my frustration for a moment? I work with some highly intelligent people, yet we have meeting after meeting and never really get anything accomplished. By the time we get the 4 of us in one room and started, we've wasted 30 or 45 minutes. Then we hem and haw about what exactly we're doing. I mean, really. Are we starting with nouns? Okay, then let's just say what nouns we're covering when and each of us go on our way. We all have to be doing things along the same schedule but how we teach our objectives is up to us. So let's decide what we doing, in what order, and have at it! I can't stand wasted time.

Okay, so it's time to go pick out my first day outfit! Oh, to be a girl!!!


Anonymous said...

Welcome to the real world, Mrs. Ainsworth! Most meetings are a waste of time no matter what your work is. I talked to your mom this morning, and we're praying for them to have a safe trip home! Love ya,
Aunt G

Anonymous said...

Hey, how was your first day? Thinking of you all.

Love ya,
Aunt G

Amy said...

I totally understand where you're coming from about your meeting being a waste of time. We always had at least one in our department who was waaaayyyy late, or a total no show. Hopefully, future meetings will be much more productive for you. Anyway, how was your first day? Were you totally exhausted when the final bell rang???

Jamie Ainsworth said...

The first day went well; I think I was more exhausted my second day! Teaching is very demanding. More than people realize, I think. More than I realized!

Anna said...

I hate meetings too! Most are pointless... why can't we make them productive?