Clarification: We *do* have the minutes after school. What I meant is that the homeroom class comes back at the end of the day. The mandated students stay there and I teach (sorry, tutor) there, along with another teacher and her ten students. And hoo boy, am I indeed fried by the end of it. My brain just does not work or process anything.
I like the idea of keeping the skill books in my room....I'm just afraid of making more piles. The piles--of books, papers, folders, resources, homework, blah blah--are aggressive little buggers, taking over my desk, the radiator, the shelves, and my own storage locker. Piles, piles everywhere! Can't make them stop!