Well today had a lot of parts that didn’t quite go as I had planned.
I had a new to our school teacher stop in twice this morning and once at lunch. This ate into a lot of the time I had set aside to work on sight word flash cards, and…my answer and advice never changed!
We had an assembly first thing this morning from our local museum about students doing a presentation board about their family veterans. It was cool to see a WWI officer’s uniform, but I tuned out after that. It would have been much more effective to give the presentation at the PAC meeting!
We went into groups today. I don’t normally let the children sit in groups until January, but there just isn’t enough room in my classroom for pair rows:(. The children were super e cited to name their groups! We have The Boo, the Jack-o-Lanterns, The Megs, and Halloween Candies.
The best part of the day for me was the afternoon. We did our first journal entry. (I can’t believe it’s October before I’m getting to that!) the children can write about anything they want, but I have the prompt, ” I am” in case they were stuck. Not they did amazing! One little guy wrote three sentences when last year he didn’t even know all of his letters!
This greatness continued into gym where we played tail tag. I explained the purpose was to really run and get hot and sweaty, and they did it! Not one person asked to go for a drink or to go to the bathroom and that’s s huge improvement! I love perpetual games like that!
We had a staff meeting after work which was super painful! The only saving grace were the treats!
Speaking of treats, I enjoyed having all my food ready today. I had cream of rice with cinnamon and raisins, yogurt/raspberry/granola parfait, coleslaw, a chicken thigh and chips, mini cookies and chickpea treats.
I did t want to go for a run, but I had to. I used the walk home to get some mileage in (like a warmup) and then went straight out for a run. After walking to work in pouring rain, it was a beautiful afternoon for a run!!! I didn’t wear headphones and just enjoyed my 3.4km:)
I have spent the rest of the evening knitting. I will be trying to get this afghan done this week, but I’m not going to sacrifice time with my mom for it! The Mom list is super long now!🤣
I did get 3/4 of a pattern repeat done which puts me in pretty good place for getting done by Saturday morning. I had wanted to get a whole pattern repeat done but the staff meeting and run meant I didn’t sit down to it until late. I’ll just work away at it! The one nice thing is that it keeps me warm as I’m working on it:)
Well I’m off to bed as I’m super tired tonight!