(We missed 7 days of school ’cause of Hurricane Irma, which also happened to land during the original homecoming week.)
There’s stuff going on each day and us teachers were asked to help chaperone various things.
Like yesterday … yesterday was a movie night. They showed Moana in the cafeteria.
Now, I actually really like Moana. I think it’s one of Disney’s better movies they’ve ever made, and certainly hands-down better than most of the recent ones.
So, naturally, I replied with “I’ll be there!”
Today I saw the sign for it and was like “……….. oh.”
I’d totally forgotten that yesterday was Wednesday.
And that Wednesday was movie night.
And that I was supposed to be there.
Turns out it was okay since enough other adults showed up, but still. I was embarrassed.
Obviously, stuff like that shouldn’t happen, and I hate it when it does. But if I don’t learn from it somehow, then it will happen again.
Solution? Be better about putting things in my calendar when I commit to them. I might even set a reminder on my phone that’ll go off early every evening to remind me to put things into my calendar that I said “yes” to that day.
If you’ve ever made a big mistake, you know it’s embarrassing. But it’s okay – just focus on moving forward and making sure it doesn’t happen again.
That’s what mistakes are for, anyway.
P.S. Someone said I should do a giveaway thing, and I like the idea, but I’m not really sure what I even *would* give away that would be relevant to a student. A Yeti tumbler? These cool pencils? Both? Something else? If you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know!