I don’t know how Monday arrives so quickly every week!

Teaching:

We got through a journal, the kids had music class, we played line soccer in gym. We did another addition drill and I introduced the concept of solving word problems. This afternoon we had silent reading and then went outside to brainstorm natural environment elements. I had the idea after school to have the kids do STEM to create an environmental feature. I’ll have to see if I can work out the details as I think they would really like it!

We had our first staff meeting after school and it went well. I did peel off all of my nails though:(. I guess keeping them for a week at work was pretty good and I will see if I can regrow them. For the very first time, this new principal wanted our cameras on so she could see us without masks, but I don’t think I liked that. We also had a tense moment when one teacher passively aggressively complained about all the rest of us taking our kids out to the playground which is outside his classroom. Ugh we have noise to put up with- it’s an elementary school!!! I doubt we’ve heard the end of it though:(

Exercise:

I came home and had dinner as I was super hungry, but then made sure that I got my FitOn workout in. I was happy to see that today was a Strong Yoga Sculpt. I am trying to work out and do yoga more consistently than I did last year and so far I am meeting that goal.

I have to say I would recommend the FitOn app as it has tons of different types of workouts, including stretching and yoga and you can choose which ones to do. I just do the daily workout as I don’t want to choose.

Knitting:

I told my friend Brenda yesterday that I had to accomplish something soon in my knitting as it feels like I haven’t finished anything forever! I am so close with the Bentley Cardigan! I bound off one sleeve tonight and only have seven rows left of the cuff in the second sleeve. This is a knit a long that doesn’t end until May 31st, but I am quite proud of myself for making it last almost an entire month! I am definitely a product knitter🤣

At least I wear my products! Today I wore my Paris socks and my temperature cowl. My students commented on my cowl so I was explaining it to them and they think I should do one based on weather- cloudy, rainy, sunny and snowy are the types they came up with. It’s actually an interesting idea. 🤔

House:

I was supposed to bring my new wet jet home and pick up the cleaner and I completely forgot! I did not let myself off the hook though and at least got my carpet vacuumed. I always feel so much better when I at least do one small thing in the house.

Well time for bed, have fun!

AJ

14 thoughts on “Monday Again

  1. sounds like a good day to me. I always find it funny when people complain about noise in an elementary school. Isn’t that a huge part of the atmosphere of these school? Shouldn’t kids be having fun in and out of the classroom? Ugh… some just like the drama. I love the idea of the weather scarf. sunny, cloudy, rainy, foggy, snowy, partly cloudy? that would add in a bit more color… maybe? would you pick one time in the day as the indicator of the weather for that day?

    1. That was my thought- if you want quiet, don’t work in a school!
      Yes I would pick a time. For the temperature scarf, I did the time at 3pm

  2. So you are having staff meetings at school, but via video? That is too bad, it really makes it easy for people to whine without repercussions! Your kiddos are doing so well this year!

    1. Yes all meetings are in Teams though we are in the school. I’m not sure why we can’t go into the gym to have them??? Yes there are definitely a couple who can whine way more than they should! I have the most amazing class. I am now hoping for a grade 1/2 split next year so I can keep some of the kids

      1. It would be but right now our enrollment is down so no idea what classes will look like next year. We should hear mid May but then it usually changes in September anyways

  3. I enjoy reading about your students, and I know you must be a favorite teacher. I admire all teachers, because I wouldn’t want your job for all the money in the world. You really care for your children, and they respond.

    I admire your doing something in the house every day, too. I have regular chores for Friday and Saturday, but there are a hundred areas that need attention. If I did one a day, I’d see progress. I’d rather read blogs.

    1. Lol I always laugh because when the grade fives are asked about their memories of elementary school- I’m never in them:(
      I’d rather do anything but clean!!!

      1. I’m right there with you about cleaning. When I was in fifth grade, I read an article in the Weekly Reader (a grade school publication) about the house of the future. Plastics were new then, and this article said furniture would be made of plastic. There would be a drain hole in the middle of each room, and we’d spray the room with a hose. The cleaning would be done in seconds! I’m still waiting for that dream to come true.

      2. You would think so. In my university days it was said that better cleaning methods hadn’t been invented because women, not men, do most of the cleaning. I hope that’s not true

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