Orange Shirt Day

It was a fine day- nothing extraordinary at school.

Teaching:

We had a productive day, I guess. I always find Wednesday’s tough because my teaching buddy is off so it’s a lot more lonely.

We did calendar and a lesson on Orange Shirt Day. I was happy with my lesson as my sister in law recommended the book, When We Were Alone. It was great for my age group and gave some good concrete examples they could understand without going too deep. We then talked about how students should feel at school. I was incredibly impressed with some of the words they came up with- secure, safe, loved. Also when we were talking about the kids being taken to residential schools they can up with the word heartbroken! I think these guys are going to keep me on my toes!

We worked on our number booklet some more and then in the afternoon we had silent reading and took a close look at the Western Hemlock Looper Moths that are an infestation right now. The students were super engaged!

The best part of the day for me was finishing the alphabet letters and sounds assessment for all but two students. Tomorrow I’ll finish off the two and then I need to start on sight word assessment. Hopefully at some point I get to start teaching!

Medical:

I left right after school for another physio appt. and I felt good afterwards, though my back is a little sore now. He told me to go for a walk and put the heating pad on it and so far I’ve followed his advice. Hopefully just one more appointment will do it, though he says once a month for maintenance would be good. I’m all over that as I don’t think I’ve had such loose muscles since I started running.

Knitting:

I finished Lyndsay’s toque tonight and hopefully I will get a picture tomorrow when it’s on her head.

Well I’m going to curl up and finish my book.

Have fun!

AJ