I can’t believe that this only occurred to me today. I will attribute it to being blonde and female.
On Wednesdays, I have four classes in a row in the afternoon. A double period with my homeroom during sixth and seventh, a single period with my other class, and then extended day. Since we do fifty minutes three days a week instead of 37.5, I am actually putting in more time than I would if I taught four regular periods.
Of course, despite being blonde and female, I also realized fairly quickly that I have no leg to stand on as far as a grievance. Had I gone to Mr. Principal earlier, I know he really would have tried to remedy it for me because he’s good like that. Since the extended day is not a teaching period, I probably wouldn’t get anywhere. Also, I have only ten kids, as opposed to an entire class.
Lots of whining in Malarkeyland today.