Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Yes, I'm still here

This is how the month of August went:
Spend as much time with my soon-to-be-going-to-college girl.
Try to squeeze in some school prep time.
Actually HAVE to go to school because the district told me I had to report on August 12.
Three days of in-service - the first one just about made me wonder if I had made the right choice in staying with this job. So many "don'ts!" {The second two days were MUCH better!}
Spent two days furiously trying to get my room ready.
Start teaching, while trying to get my girl excited about packing {and hopefully cleaning her room! HA!}
Leave school early Thursday to start the trek up to college town.
Have a WONDERFUL experience moving that girl in - everything just fell into place. And we spent some time together before Hub Bub and I headed home.
Start a class to get my ESOL endorsement - read, read, read, and post on a discussion board. 
Have a get away weekend with Hub Bub - Denver Colorado was wonderful! 

OK, school wise - I have been working on building class community - how do we work together, how do we build each other up, how do we speak nicely to each other. And class rules and class procedures - probably everything everyone else is doing right now. 

I'm trying to practice, practice, practice until they can't stand it any more. And they are doing it in their sleep. Ha - today, they were at centers and one of the centers is a making words one - and they are supposed to use these letter tiles, like we've practiced at least 4 times! Did they? No! Did I even notice? No! {Dur, Mrs. S.!} Ack! At my last rotation, this sweet little girl asked me, "Aren't we supposed to use the letter tiles?" Umm, yeah. So I'm thinking we all still need some reminders. 

So that's sort of the crazy way my world is going right now. Trying to get enough sleep and sit down when I can so my tootsies don't hurt :) 

Have a great Wednesday {tomorrow} of our short week!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a whirlwind. You deserve a weekend. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First