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News at Home
Work continues to go GREAT! I had one bad-ish day this past week, because no classroom full of 20 kids is going to be free of trouble. I will admit I doubted myself after the incident (a kid lost his shit on me and destroyed our classroom, with like 0 warning) but my confidence is back. A big part of that is the support I have from my administration. I called them during the incident and my AP was there in less than a minute, took control of the kid and let me take care of my class. Supported me in talking to the parents. Supported me in my discipline that the kid miss recess and clean up the room and apologize to the class. Supported me the next day by checking in with the kid. And checking in with me. Letting me know that they’re already getting the ball rolling to provide the behavioral and other potential needed supports in place. I never would have had any of that last year. I would have never had the option of calling and would have had to teach the class while doing my best to restrain the kid. Believe me, I did it. Many times. So I’m feeling good and loving my job. I have a three day weekend and I wasn’t counting down to it. Nope. It snuck up on me.
Oh and I got a compliment from one of the specials teachers – she told me that my class is always so well behaved when they come to her, it’s clear that I’m doing really well with them. She said she could never do what I do, her 45 minutes a day with Kinder is all she can handle. So yeah, I’m one happy girl right now 🙂
Blog News- I feel like a REAL blogger again!
You may or may not have noticed, but I visited blogs this week. Every day. Every morning. I visited a handful of blogs, left comments, PARTICIPATED in our world! *happy dance* I’ve tried so many times to find the time and space since last August and not once have I felt I really could. I would come up with plans but the pressure and workload made it so that even if I tried to take the time, my mind wasn’t really with the blogs. Even this summer, I felt so much pressure to be ready for this new opportunity that I just never really made it back. But I feel almost NO PRESSURE in this new job. I feel competent and capable. Trusted. And that seems to mean, I can blog again. And I’m furiously knocking on wood right now. Join me please 🙂
I sat down yesterday and planned out the month of September’s blog posts, which is a lot of work when you’ve essentially not blogged for a year. And it felt great. Let’s hope I’m really back 🙂
With the positive work situation I have, I think this is about to get a lot better too. I’m consistently off work by 4 or 4:30 these days. Which means reactivating my gym membership makes lots of sense. I’m broke at the moment because of the different pay days in the school district I used to teach for and my new one, so that won’t be until the end of this month. But I’m already looking at class schedules and planning how I can add it back to my schedule.
I have not been eating the best though. My school is right by a Jack in the Box and despite generally disliking the way fast food makes me feel, I’ve stopped more times than I care to admit. Which is bad for the scale, how I feel, and the aforementioned cash flow issues. I started putting my purse in the trunk when I leave school on Wednesday this week – thereby cutting myself off from my wallet and the last minute succumbing to temptation. It worked. So hopefully I’m done with that mess!
Last Week on the Blog
- [28 Aug] Sunday Post | Things are looking good!
- [29 Aug] Blog Ahead October 2016 | I’m in!
- [30 Aug] Just a few Calendar Girl books I read | Part 3
- [30 Aug] September by Audrey Carlan ★★★½
- [30 Aug] October by Audrey Carlan ★★★★
- [30 Aug] November by Audrey Carlan ★★★★
- [30 Aug] December by Audrey Carlan ★★★★½
- [1 Sep] Can You Read a Series in a Month? | Wrap up!
- [3 Sep] My TBR List | September 2016 Voting
This Week on the Blog Look For: OMG I have a plan!!
Sunday Post | I feel like a REAL blogger again!
My TBR List Review | Deeper
Top Ten Tuesday
Hidden Deception Review
Am I more Behind than you? Probably…
Just a Few Half-Moon Hollow Books I Read
My TBR List | September 2016 Results
How was your week?After a year of ups and downs, Berls finally feels like a real blogger again! See why in her Sunday Post. Click To Tweet