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News at Home – Oh No!
This week felt so long. I think it was just a super busy week with a lot going on. We started off with Halloween, which of course means I had a classroom full of super hyper kids. And I had to try to run a semi-normal day, while in a costume. A costume that the kids loved but that was a LOT of work to move around in. My mom made it and it was kind of awesome though:
Those wings were really hard to move around in and I took them off most the time. But as if that wasn’t enough to keep my day complicated – a class of hyper Elsas, Ninja Turtles, Supermen, Belles, and etc – I got a new student on Monday. He’s a good kid, likes to talk to much, but I think for the most part he’s not going to be a problem so yay! And he’s not behind, which is also great.
Tuesday TWO kinder teachers called in sick. And only one got subs – and we couldn’t give the sub extra kids, so the remaining three of us split up a class of 21. Yep, 7 extra kids for the day. *sigh*
Wednesday I got another new student. She’s also a sweetheart, but I don’t think she’s had any school yet because she can’t even recognize her name, let alone her letters or sounds. So she’s significantly behind the majority of my class. On Wednesday my name change also went through – but I got not warning. It was just bam! I couldn’t log in to my computer or any of our systems. I guessed a few times and managed to get into my computer but couldn’t turn in attendance or get into my email to submit it via email. So I had to have another teacher email it in for me. Too complicated. And then I went to retrieve a print job and couldn’t access that either! It was a frustrating day!
Thursday we got a letter from our principal via email… and this is the reason I titled this post “Oh No!” She apologized for sending us an email instead of telling us in person, but she knew she would cry. She’s retiring at the end of this semester due to health problems. And from what she’s saying is going on, it’s the right thing for her to do – she’s having trouble with her diabetes, was just diagnosed with AS, and needs to have double knee replacement surgery. You wouldn’t guess she was battling all that to see her at school every day. It’s the right decision for her, but gah does it suck. She MAKES my school the amazing place it is because she sets the tone. You know you’ll always be supported, defended, and backed up. I’m really nervous about who will replace her, it’s highly unlikely it will be my amazing AP. I feel cursed. She’s been in the district for 32 years and this is her 12th year at this school, but in my FIRST semester she’s leaving 🙁 Fingers crossed for me y’all!
So after that week, me and two of my fellow kinder teachers went out for “choir practice” (aka happy hour) on Friday. We went to a local place that is not at all kid friendly 🙂 I had some yummy cider and then I tried a flight of the craziest drinks on the menu.
Most were kinda gross, but I actually really liked the Snake Bite.
Oh and before I forget, I promised my brother I would share his fundraising page for Extra Life. Its a way the gaming community raises money to help out local children’s hospitals. I think he’s gaming for 24 hours to raise funds… anyway, ANY donation would make a difference. Click here to donate. He’s aiming for $100 but only has $25 so far. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
Kimba’s HoHoHo readathon kicks off this week, on the 9th and I’m looking forward to reading as much as I can. I have holiday reads in my TBR this week, please vote if you haven’t so I’ll have a great read to kick off the readathon! My goal is two books, as I think that’s the most I’ll manage in such a short time. I’m a slow reader!
It’s NaNoWriMo time again! I decided this would be a great chance to get myself back into a writing habit. So everyday when I get home from work I pull out my notebook and write. That’s right, I don’t type, I write. That’s the way my creative juices work. A keyboard signifies editing and critical writing for me. Which is perfect for the weekend, when I type up what I wrote for the week and clean it up, or make notes for myself on things to look at later. I was amazed when it took me 4 hours to type up everything I had written over the week. I’m nervous I”m not going to be able to keep up this pace. But my official word count is already 22,507!! Since the goal is 50,000 I’m already almost halfway there only five days in. The thing is, a lot of what I wrote was stuff I’ve had percolating for a long time. The part I’m at now needs a bit more work. So I have a feeling my pace will significantly slow down this upcoming week.
Not going to lie, this week was a shit week. I didn’t work out. I ate Halloween candy every day, drank, and had like 5 cupcakes. *sigh* it was one of those weeks!
Last Week on the Blog
- [30 Oct] Sunday Post |Emotional Week
- [31 Oct] What I’m Reading October 31, 2016
- [1 Nov] Top Ten Books to Read if your book club likes YA #TTT
- [2 Nov] I Kissed a Rogue by Shana Galen ★★★★
- [3 Nov] A Month of Giving Thanks: Bloggers!
- [4 Nov] Manic by J. A. Huss ★★★★
- [5 Nov] My TBR List | November 2016 Voting
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | Oh No!
What I’m reading November 7, 2017
Ten Books I’ve added to My TBR lately
Heartless by Marissa Meyer #review
Giving Thanks to Authors and Narrators
Panic by JA Huss #Review
My TBR List | November 2016 Results
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