Today’s post should have been one of celebration as there have been lots of good items in the past two days, but then one sentence ruined everything! (Yes I can be dramatic!)
Let’s start with the great news. Drumroll please!🥁🥁🥁
THE RUG IS DONE! Every stitch has been completed and now I just have to figure out how to hang it up. I’m going to put it on the wall as I can’t stand the thought of anyone stepping on it after all this work!
Crafting wise I am also up to date on my temperature scarf finally. I will be glad when it begins cooling down and I can go back to my favourite colours!!
Yesterday, I hit the gym with L and two other staff members for boot camp. It was nice to get back to routine, but also tough to workout. I had to change a few moves because of my arm, but definitely tried my best! We did: bench step ups/ bench toe taps, wall sit with bicep curls/ squat with medicine ball, swimmers/ heel reach crunches, banded front raise/ reverse curls, crunches/ walking lunges, Bridge with triceps/ Bridge with knee clam knees, and two other stations that I have completely blocked from my head. My colleagues were complaining of soreness today, but I’m not bad so I obviously didn’t push myself hard enough! Tomorrow will be another chance and it really did feel great to get back to routine!
Today Dennis stopped by my school for work and we arranged to run. Probably a good thing as running has definitely slipped to the wayside this week:(. We did Coquitlam River and perhaps I should be upset and angry more often as I was definitely doing that run much faster than normal. We ended up doing 4.94km which is good but definitely not enough to get me the Squad Runner Mission today:(
Yesterday was a great day with the grade ones. I am definitely getting to know their personalities. One little guy really gets the message behind books, but he literally lives in a different world! Two whole classes were yelling his name on the playground yesterday and he didn’t hear them! I will definitely be putting him forward for hearing testing!
Today we were doing stations so that every teacher got to meet every student and vice versa. Liane and I were doing the nature station so we had students matching paint chip samples to pieces of nature, creating their self portrait using items found on the ground, going on a bird watching walk and picking up garbage. It was a great day outside in the sunshine until lunch:(
We were called to a meeting and with one sentence, “we are down a division”, life at school imploded. One teacher has to pack up her class and leave and all of the other classes have been impacted. I have lost working with Liane who will now be doing grade two with a different teacher while I am doing grade one. I don’t really get why we can’t be the two grade 2 classes:(. The classes also have some major issues student wise, but we’ve been told that this is how it will be and there won’t be discussion or changes:( It’s tough to see situations where my students are going to regress instead of grow. Especially when it seems unnecessary as it appears three grade 1/2 splits would have worked and allowed for good division of the problems in grade one and grade two!
Staff have also just been assigned to a class with absolutely no conversation so there are a few staff members who are very unhappy with what they’ve been assigned:(
It was not a happy world at my school today!!! It’s tough to feel as though you’re not heard and have absolutely no say:(
Well I’m going to go read a trashy romance I think to take my mind off this!