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News at Home: Stressed Out!!!
Oh my god! I got so stressed out this week that I felt like I was on the verge of a panic attack by the end of the day Tuesday. And that’s really bad, considering that I even had Monday off. I think this time of year is just really rough at school – we may be close to the end, but the end is full of stressful events.
Take this upcoming week – Monday is a regular day, but Tuesday – Friday are testing days. My kids have to take this test called TerraNova (which we JUST found out the details for on Tuesday!) on Tuesday and Wednesday. And they have to take it with a different teacher, while I have to go administer the test to a second grade class. A small change, like who administers the test, is a BIG deal at this age. Then I found out (also on Tuesday) that on Thursday and Friday my kids are going to have to take their Common Assessments. At least I get to administer this test to them and in small groups, but after two days of testing, they are going to be so tired. So that’s four solid days of testing.
I found all that out on Tuesday. On Wednesday, my Alternative Certification Supervisor came and did a 45 minute observation. And of course she came at the start of centers – the most hectic part of the day – and we were starting new centers! She gave me a good rating, but it was stressful.
Then Thursday, we were told that we had to take down or cover all materials on our walls that might help the kids on the tests. That’s anchor charts, word walls, number lines, alphabet line, and student work. Every inch of my room is covered in that stuff – because it’s REQUIRED. We had to have it covered /down by 10am on Friday, so I stayed until 7pm Thursday taking down things that I could leave down for the rest of the year and covering what I need to keep up. When I got home Friday, my mom and Kiko were fighting about something… I can’t even remember what it was to be honest. But it blew up so bad that I spent my lunch break on Friday on the phone because she went to the office asking about renting an apartment because she thought we were kicking her out! Thankfully I was able to resolve all that when I got home Friday, thanks to talking to my brother and some calm talking with my mom.
Friday continued going downhill when I fell during recess – the kids were running, almost ran into me, I tried to stop, twisted, and fell. I had to spend a ton of time filling out an accident report during my planning period, which was also when I tried to eat, since I had missed lunch. Then my kids were being so bad (probably picking up on my stress, honestly) that we had to cancel library, which is more work for me, though I do think they learned their lesson (there were lots of tears).
Oh and as I was leaving work Friday, I got an email that my 10 day window for my 45 minute observation will open up the 25th, our first day after the craziness of testing. Grrr! I’m so stressed! I cannot wait for BEA – I NEED the break!!
Somehow I still managed to have a good week where blogging is concerned. I was able to reply to comments from the past week, visit a few blogs and I’m planning to write up the posts for this week today.
Ummm… yeah I didn’t do well. The stress! I ate bad, didn’t have time to workout and slept like shit!
Last 2 Weeks on the Blog
- [3 Apr] Sunday Post | Welcome April!
- [4 Apr] Red Rising by Pierce Brown ★★★★½
- [8 Apr] Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★½
- [9 Apr] My TBR List | April 2016 Results
- [11 Apr] Outlander Thoughts | S2:E1 “Through a Glass, Darkly”
- [11 Apr] It’s here! It’s Finally here! Possessed by a Dark Warrior
- [15 Apr] Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout ★★★★★
- [16 Apr] Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson ★★★★½
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | Stressed Out!!!
Taken by a Dragon by Felicity Heaton #Review
Outlander Thoughts (hopefully)
The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy #Review
Resist by Tracey Martin #Review
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