My classroom on a Saturday afternoon is a great place to work. I have so many things that I need to accomplish, from lesson plans and preparing materials to writing a research plan for next week’s class. When I work at home, I often allow myself to be distracted, but at school, those distractions are minimal. Plus, at school I have a huge, horseshoe-shaped table where I can spread everything out that I’m working on.
The building is so quiet and the halls are dim. The only sounds that I hear is the hum of my mini-fridge and the clicking of the computer keys. I have a cup of tea and a few snacks handy. The articles that I am using in my research project are spread out beside me. When I need a break from that, I switch gears and work on my lesson plans, organize my materials, make any copies, work on files, and basically just get organized for the coming week. As my schedule has been pretty intense recently, the few hours that I spend here on the weekend allow me to greet Monday morning with a smile and a feeling of anticipation.