I was going along fine and then one five minute incident coloured the rest of my day:(
I did bootcamp after school today. I started with a pretty bad attitude as “the incident” had just happened, but I ended feeling much better! Today we did: travelling pop jacks, swing lunges, stability ball hamstring curls and knee tucks, lateral bench hopovers, bird dogs, hip dips, decline mountain climbers, chin ups, weighted power jacks, ISO squat triceps extensions, v ups, ISO squat shoulder press, hop pulses, and two other exercises that I’ve blocked from my mind. We got a break today and only had twenty second tabatas- wow does that ten seconds make a difference! I can do anything for twenty seconds:)
We started writer’s workshop today! This is where students can write about absolutely anything! We will do this once a week and each time there will be a mini lesson to teach a skill and then writing time. Today we talked about drawing a picture first and then writing about the picture to give us ideas and to keep us on track. Most of the students did fabulous, and it was interesting that the student who had difficulty was a very bright boy. In the other class it was a very bright girl. I guess they both have trouble with open-ended activities. We all survived though so it’s ok:)
Math was more addition, with the wrong worksheet. Ugh, somedays … 🎼if only I had a brain🎼!
I had an extra prep at the end of the day with three things on my list to accomplish while the TOC took the children to gymnastics in the gym. Unfortunately, I only got 1.5 done before I got called to the gym:(. Two of my boys were arguing over equipment. One boy made the right choice and just walked away to do something else, the other boy climbed under a bench and started to cry. Grrr, I yet again got called in to deal with it. I took the boy back to class with me and said he will miss five minutes of gymnastics tomorrow as a consequence for his actions. I just hope it doesn’t set him off again! It was interesting to see that he was up on his tiptoes when I was talking to him. So far, he’s done this with three different teachers who aren’t me- he’s obviously smart enough to test new teachers to see who he can get away with stuff with!
Whenever I’m dealing with behaviour though, I always wonder if I’m doing the right thing? This definitely was a downer:(
Tea: My tea today was David’s Tea Melon Drop. It looked good enough to eat! Yet again I didn’t get around to drinking it until after lunch. It was still good and not bitter at all. It does have a VERY strong melon taste, so if you don’t like melon, definitely don’t pick it up!
Oh and I actually got 2L of water drunk today:) Hopefully this will help repair my lip!
I am working on my next book, though I have to admit that so far it hasn’t grabbed me:(. Goodreads is also telling me that I am a book behind in my reading challenge progress for the year:(
So I finished my base triangles in the Entrelac Cowl today and had to start on the next row. I really didn’t get the instructions so I took NothingbutKnit2’s advice and watched a YouTube video. I then had to go back and read the instructions again. This flip flop happened several times. I think I’ve gotten it and I just have to hope I’ll still remember by tomorrow when I finish the round. So far Chris you are right, I am enjoying it, though it certainly took perseverance to keep working on it tonight and not just sit down, give up and cry!
I really wanted to make Maureen’s energy balls tonight, but I forced myself to persevere on the Entrelac so they will have to wait until tomorrow:(
Well, I’m going to crawl into bed and get some sleep! All evening I have thought it was Thursday so I thought I’ll sleep until it is Thursday!