The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Basically it’s a chance to talk about the books you bought, borrowed, blogged about, and read for the week and what’s coming in the week ahead – and then share them with a much wider blogging community. Check out the details here.
News at Home: Things Are Looking Good!
OMG, so much has happened since I last posted – and I’m sorry it’s been so long! I was just so busy once work started trying to get my classroom ready. I’m so incredibly happy with how my room turned out – there’s still a few tweaks to take care of (including some I’ve already done since these pictures were taken), but for the most part, this is it:
All that took a TON of time to finish up. Just as a perspective, here’s a couple before pictures:
Anyway, that’s my classroom. School started Monday and it was the true test of whether I’ve ended up at a better place or not… And I MOST DEFINITELY HAVE! This past week was a breeze compared to any week at my school last year.
The kids are way better behaved – I do have a couple challenging kiddos but they don’t even register in comparison to the challenges I had last year. The school is so much better organized and the administration is so supportive. Everyone in the school is happy and we’re all on the same page. I love that everywhere I went I saw teachers doing the same things as I was to teach their kids how to be in school – rather than putting the cart before the horse and trying to teach academics.
I know the school and caliber of kids has made a huge difference, but I know a large part of it is me too. I’m so much better prepared. I’m thankful for the work did this summer, for one. But also, just knowing how to setup a Kinder class and what procedures to teach has been hugely helpful. My kids already know I care – but they also know that I mean business. I think it’s going to be a great year.
My hours this past week don’t even compare to last year. Last year I was in campus by 6:45a and didn’t leave until 8 or 9 at night. This was my schedule this week :
Monday 7:15 – 5
Tuesday 7:15 – 4:30
Wednesday 7:30 – 4:30
Thursday 7:30 – 4
Saturday 9:15 – 10:45
Can you believe it?! Human hours. And I haven’t been scrambling those hours at all. I’ve made parent phone calls, organized extra school supplies (I have butt loads this year that I DIDN’T BUY!!), and prepared for the next day.
The one bad thing that has happened since I last posted was that I was in a car accident. There was pouring rain and an asshole going 90 mph. S/he hydroplaned and swerved into my lane, clipping the front of my car. I hydroplaned and went into a 360 (or 3..so is that a 1080?). I ended up on the guard rail, which damaged the shit out of my car but most likely saved me from flipping. It was terrifying and when I had to drive in the rain again I pretty much had a panic attack. The worst part is that the person who hit me didn’t stop. That’s right, they left without any concern for whether I was hurt or anything. So we had to pay to fix the car out of our pockets… Thankfully Kiko was able to do it for cheap. Tauri is a good car and I’m glad she’s still running well.
Judy a few days left to finish up the series you’re reading for Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge. I actually finished nine a couple days ago and I loved it!
COYER also wraps up this upcoming weekend.
Not a ton to report. But with school back in, I’m consistently hitting more than 10k steps. And with the kids needing so much training in the cafeteria, I haven’t really been having lunch… So weight loss better be coming.
This Week on the Blog Look For:
I really hope this is the start of being able to balance blog and work!! We’ll soon see!
How was your week?Berls is back to work and, minus a wreck, things are looking good! Click To Tweet