It was quite the day, but I’m proud that I pushed through it all!
The children finished up their bubble letter names this morning, well all but one who has the longest name in the class:(.
I am super happy with how they turned out! They seem to really make the classroom bright and cheerful:)
We had an impromptu assembly this morning and my students definitely need to practice!! We will take care of this during our next gym time!
Most students finished their number printing booklet and got to play a memory game with numbers and number words. When I demonstrate games I always play against Mr. Invisible, and it’s amazing how funny the children find that!
This afternoon we had to do a web about Fall where I wasn’t allowed to help. We did this because we are required to have all EAL students do a graphic organizer independently.
We then went for a nature walk and recorded what we saw, heard, felt, smelled and tasted (they had to get this one from their head). We actually saw two red tailed squirrels!
It was during this outside time that I got a text from my sister in law telling me that a family friend who I had taught in grade four passed away from cancer suddenly. He was only fifteen. This seemed to hit me hard as he had had such a tough life already that it just seemed so unfair! It was a little tough to put it aside and remain a happy, patient teacher this afternoon.
(And no I don’t normally have my phone on me, but I do carry it when we go outside as I’m required to.)
I have to mention two things I ate today. First a teacher brought apples off the tree in her yard. Oh my those taste good! I always forget that apples actually have a real taste to them until I have one off a tree!
Secondly, I had frozen some pesto shrimp pasta a couple of weeks ago and I have to warn people that pasta really doesn’t seem to freeze well. I’m not loving the texture of it after you thaw the pasta. Maybe it’s just because it’s gluten free pasta, but I definitely won’t be doing that again!
It was a good thing I had boot camp with L today so I could work off my emotions, though I still managed to do the circuit backwards😏
We did: pop jacks, bench sit-up to standing, bench lateral lunges, front raises, reverse mountain climbers, hand release push-ups, bench hop overs, bear steps, high knees, squat with side leg lift, jumping jacks, hamstring curls on the sliders, dumbbell double crunches, and toe touches.
I was dripping by the end of it!
I had a former colleague come and borrow supplies off of me and then headed home as I was super tired and hungry. Thankfully I walked through my place, changed my shoes and went back out for my run. I couldn’t chicken out like last night. I got my 5km done as quickly as I possibly could. My tracking program wasn’t saying I was going very fast, but I felt like it was a strong run. It’s done and I’m proud of myself for sticking with my plan to run even though I really didn’t feel like doing so!
I spent my recovery bath trying to figure out what to do with 297 yards of cotton/alpaca/ silk combo yarn. I just don’t know. I have the option of frogging my racerback tank and having 7 skeins to play with or just doing something with the three I still have. Any suggestions are welcome:)