Today is my first day "out". I am taking a personal day. While I sit at home and recover from some intense recent events in my life, in the front of my mind I am wondering if my systems at school are worth their salt.
Will my students actually work for a sub?
Will my plans be clear on the Google calendar?
Will my room be clean tomorrow?
As a seasoned teacher, and one who has had two major illnesses while teaching (think multiple days off to recover from super-virus and mono) taking time "off" from teaching usually translates to "oh crap, what a mess they made while I was gone, now it is time to clean up and get back on track."
Hopefully all systems are a go and this is avoided today. It helps to have a seasoned substitute. And the computers. And the calendars.
I am eager to see the student response to change today and how they roll with it.