The days have been long and hard lately. I’ve taught 12th graders before, but the batch I have this year for Physics are just too cool for school. I started the year off thinking I could give them a lot of freedom and personal responsibility, only to realize that they just can’t handle the truth – they need some hand holding. Cell phones out left and right just to “check the time” and independent practice time spent chatting it up about homecoming (yup, it’s a thing here and I’m really weirded out by this new-to-me Americana type tradition). I’m working on it – slowly but surely. I gave a stern behavioral expectations lecture today about how “you’re young adults now, that means I shouldn’t have to mother you”. sigh. I’m not the motherly type.
I bought a backpack to lug my papers and laptop back and forth to school. My back feels better (though I have a car now – my back never gets a chance to complain anymore!), I like the organization, and I like the color. Also, I was really tired of the plastic tarp smell that never really goes away with the Freitag bags and a purse just wasn’t cutting it – too small.
I just realized how many times I typed “I” in such a short post. Feeling very self centered and narcissistic now. On to the photos!
glasses: warby parker – cardigan: uniqlo – dress and belt: f21 – shoes: saltwater sandals – backpack: jansport – charm: ugly dolls
2 thoughts on “Backpackin’”
I feel you. I’ve been teaching 11th/12th grade English for five years, and this year my “worst” class is my highest level English IV Honors class. I don’t know how college professors do it anymore. Cute backpack!
Your outfit and backpack are adorable! Bummer about the kiddos, but if you maintain your high expectations and stick to your guns, they will rise to meet those expectations (most of them, anyway). Hang in there! 😉