I’m back at school after my fourth 3-day weekend in a row. We have had three day weekends due to the Venezuelan energy crisis. I wonder if the governmentally owned schools only have two days of school like other governmental offices? We have another scheduled for this weekend too!
Sadly, like I learned in economics class, “there is no such thing as a free lunch”. We now have extended school days!
Thankfully, we only have to stay until 4PM, Monday-Thursday. I am nearly always here until that time anyway, but now, instead of leading an after school yoga club or dance workout, I’m teaching. Instead of having a meeting I will be teaching. Instead of providing after school support to struggling children, I will be teaching. Instead of being able to plan for the next couple of weeks, I will be teaching (thankfully I will have one day to plan like I normally would). You get the idea.
The one thing that I’m not sure about will be how long the 4 PM dismissal will take since the whole elementary school will be leaving instead of going to an after school club, sports, or student support.
However, this is a price that I am very willing to pay for a three day weekend! I think this schedule is very doable if you plan well. When I used to work for the Department of Justice I loved my 4/10 schedule with every Friday off, but I am curious how well the students will like it. I wonder if there are other schools that regularly have four-day work weeks?
Comment below: Would you want to teach with a four-day work week? Do you know of an elementary school that has four day weeks?