I thought about staying home today, but for some reason really wanted to spend the day with my students. Thankfully, it was a much better day!

Reading:

I woke up this morning with my duvet in a big pile in the middle of my bed. I’m not sure how I accomplished this while sleeping!

I spent a lovely half hour reading my Bookclub book and actually managed to finish it this evening. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel was a good read. It was not a difficult read and had an excellent pace. The chapters are short and lead you through the book well. It is an interesting mix of research on related topics and the story of Chris Knight’s time in the Maine woods. I can’t even imagine that life, but it was interesting to read about. The book actually has some very interesting and deep things to say about our modern life and society. I’d recommend it to people who enjoy non fiction or learning about interesting people leading alternative lifestyles.

Teaching:

Today, thankfully went much better, and there were no injuries:)

We accomplished a lot which made me feel better. We finally got our turkey poem read, our Friday journals written ( I now know exactly which little girl pays the most attention), another sheet on patterning done, our math turkey game played, and a robot created with our buddies.

Out of the whole day, doing these robots with our buddies was the most exhausting! Lyndsay and I thought it was a great idea to put our kids together for STEM and read The Wild Robot, but so far it has been very painful. We’re going to persevere though and hope it improves.

Movie:

After school I got a few more items off my to-do list while I watched Hallmark’s Pumpkin Pie Wars. It was a super cute movie, though I may be biased because it is based around two bakeries and a pumpkin pie contest. I thought the feud was a little overdone, but it didn’t ruin the movie for me:)

Health:

I did finally get a massage this evening and it was lovely. I booked the next one with her, only to find out they are moving to the next city over. It would only be about a fifteen minute drive, but my whole goal was to get in somewhere I could walk to. I guess I’ll go to her until they move and then make a decision.

knitting:

I spent a little time this evening knitting on the purple bag. It’s not for me and is super boring so I have to admit I’m not very motivated.

Well, I’m off to bed as I’m thinking of running a very far distance in the morning!

Have fun!

AJ

18 thoughts on “Glad I Went

  1. So glad today was better 🙂 I have to check out that Pumpkin Pie Wars movie! Although I have a feeling my sweet tooth will be acting up by the end of it, lol!

    1. I’m definitely going to have to find a second knitting project, though I’m afraid if I start one, I’ll never finish the bag!

  2. I love, LOVE The Wild Robot! And your robots are adorable. What was painful? Didn’t the book have the children on the edge of their seats? Great idea for STEM.

    1. No the book is amazing! The painful part was trying to have 48 children follow the directions to build the robot at the same time. We didn’t realize that the grade 4/5 students didn’t seem to be taught how to use a ruler properly last year☹️

  3. Cute bot there! Hope the organized chaos the STEM invariably creates at the start gets under control soon! The kids will eventually settle, hopefully before you guys are frazzled!

  4. It always makes me laugh with how the blankets end up at night! Once I woke up with my body completely under the covers and Alex’s body completely on top of them. It was the strangest thing.

    I’m glad work went well. I hope you had a great run!

  5. I caught part of pumpkin pie war and enjoyed it, but you are right the war between the mothers was way over done. glad your Friday went better. hope you were able to rest and relax this weekend

      1. so strange. I went in and changed one setting to see if that helps. Someone else told me they couldn’t comment, but that was on a post that was about a month old. not sure why it would be messing things up now

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