Today was our last day to prepare for classes on Monday. Word spread pretty quickly in the morning that the school wasn't going to be open over the weekend because (unconfirmed) the head custodian had to mow his lawn on Saturday and (confirmed) "the teachers have had all summer to get their stuff done." All summer. Indeed.
But, I did get a lot done today and brought home quite a bit to work on tonight. The principal didn't know that the school was going to be closed and as soon as he found out he made arrangements to have it open from 8am-4pm. If I haven't said so before, I adore my principal. He's a liberal sort who lets teachers have a large amount of freedom with how we run our classrooms and our curriculum. He believes in us and compliments us when he sees us doing the right thing. I think a lot of times he gets stressed out by the whole idea that lots of people who work with him either at the district or in the school believe that he should have a firmer hand on us, like a boss over its employees, but he believes that happy teachers make for happy students and he does as much as he can within his control to help us out.
He's also a Packer fan, so really we're practically family.
Classes begin in 62 hours.
I need a drink.