Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Chair

It's been quite a week. I'm figuring out the kids, figuring out the system, finding where the pipettes are hidden, and dealing with my nemesis, the copy machine.

There have been highs and lows, and I fully expect there will be more of each. Probably all before noon on Tuesday.

My classroom is state-of-the-art for high school physics. It's a palace, really. One half for "lectures and seat work" and adjacent, another whole classroom for labs. There is ample room for 24 students per class, and at the moment, only one class has more than that. I'm grateful. Not many beginning teachers start with this kind of luxury.

There's only one problem.

The "teacher chair". It's really just a hard plastic "student chair" with 4 wheels. It works, and honestly, I spend far more time on my feet than in my chair, but it's not comfortable.'s downright UNcomfortable. And we're only one week in.




I grumbled on and off about THE CHAIR over the past couple of days, thinking I should do something about that "sometime", but having no particular plans.

This afternoon, Dave and Alex went out shopping.

I'm now the proud owner of a padded leather "executive chair" with adjustable height, 5-point casters, arm rests and optional rocking motion.

Next week is already looking better.

I love my men.


Liz said...

What, no photo of THE CHAIR?

Julie said...

My chair is upholstered (I just realized it's very similar to the fabric on my living room couch, which I would burn given the opportunity), but someone seems to have spilled cream of something soup on it. It looks better after a week and a half of spraying with carpet cleaner each afternoon before I head home, but it's still stained.
We're 2 1/2 weeks in. Exhausted is my middle name. But I'm starting to get the hang of this lesson planning stuff.