OK I need to think positive about today but it's hard.
I phoned up the school to finalise arrangements for the phones.
Bad point no. 1 - we can't get the arrangements done in time to have Gaist fly up so we'll need to postpone the unannounced parents meeting next week
Bad point no. 2 - my classroom has been burgled. The data projector and a couple of flatscreen monitors have gone.
Bad point no. 3 - the timetable has been altered for the rest of the term. I now have four cover periods a week instead of one.
I was in a foul mood until Kal twittered back to me saying "Maybe karmic burglars will cover some of your classes next week?", which made me smile :-)
I need to think positive, so here goes:
Good point no. 1 - maybe I'll get a replacement data projector with a hold/freeze function on it like the ones at Balti High School. This would mean being able to leave a list of instructions or questions being projected while I can play solitaire, or ummm, do something useful ;-)
Good point no. 2 - At least they haven't taken my PC - I haven't backed up for a long time and would have lost a LOT of work.
Good point no. 3 - They didn't manage to get into my cupboard and nick the webcams.
Good point no. 4 - Thankfully we didn't already have the mobile phones delivered waiting to distribute to the kids. We'll need to be really careful when they do turn up!
Good point no. 5 - I don't think I had anything valuable in my drawers. I 'm hoping they've looked at my binary clock and gone "what the f*** is that?" and left it! I don't count the printout of every single pupil password that was in my drawer as valuable
Good point no. 6 - If I'm feeling REALLY narky next week I can insist that pupil passwords are now all insecure and need reset, annoying EVERY SINGLE PUPIL IN THE SCHOOL! Mwah hah hah!!
Good point no. 7 - I'm on holiday this week and have exciting things to look forward to like visiting one day old Malina :-)