But today the principal is out all day, and though I thought I would be luxuriating in a private, quiet place, I find myself at the school epi-center. There is constant activity outside the door; the 3rd & 4th grade class is on the other side of a very thin wall, and to the left of my laptop screen is a screen showing footage from 3 security cameras around the building. I know who’s at the door before they ring the bell for admittance. The only saving grace is that I do not get cell service in here, so at least I am not being disturbed by the ping of text messages.
It’s been a distracting year so far. I’m hoping I can learn some lesson during this day in the principal’s office.