I have two weeks left until classes start--two weeks from today is the first day.
If you count from when the internet platform becomes available, I have slightly less time (it comes up for student use on Saturday, 8/17).
And I am not ready.
I would have been, had I only been teaching Comp I--one class to prep for is much easier than two. I've already got that class's textbook ready to load. I still need to find the Course Policy Statement and revise it, and put together a course schedule that includes due dates.
Comp II complicates everything a bit. I need to revise that class's book, now that I have it rewritten, and find the CPS, and create the schedule.
Then, I need to load everything into the course enhancement sites, and write a welcome message. And instructions that they need to keep track of due dates and things, because they'll need to print their own crap and bring it to class with them.
And the kids are restless, unhappy, and LOUD--they've been either screaming in sheer joy of playing with each other, or screaming at each other for several days, now. I normally love the joyful screaming, but...it gets hard to concentrate on what I need to be doing.
Hopefully, I can get the class stuff done and loaded today, so that I can forget about it until Monday, 8/19. And get back to my everyday writing and blogging without having that sword of Damocles hanging over me.
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