Between parties, family events, clubs on Friday (and Saturday)… to football on Sunday, there are a lot of choices for families to bond over the weekend.
Naturally, when they walk into the classroom on Monday, their minds are probably going to be elsewhere… as it probably should!
Yours might be, too.
Therefore, try to discipline yourself to get ready for that "tough Monday" that you know is coming, by doing some extra planning on Thursday or Friday afternoon… or possibly come into school for about an hour or two over the weekend.
That's what I did this weekend, and it turned out to be a fabulous Monday.
I was ready for the onslaught of various situations that seem to take place more on a Monday than any other day (mainly because of the above reasons).
When you add into that equation a full moon (AND a lunar eclipse, too) … it could be a recipe for disaster, IF you're not ready for it.
Teaching is tough enough as it is, but if you can prepare your mind beforehand, it makes it so much smoother, and you make better decisions throughout the day. It also helps when the previous Friday is a "Payday Friday"… and the students have some extra money in their envelopes (just in case they need to pay for something according to the class procedures).
It also helps when it was just YOUR "Payday Friday", too.
Hopefully, it helps you to relate to what your students are going through.