The first day was long and full of a ton of procedures and talking. No one had warned me of how hard the first day would actually be. I left the school thinking, did I pick the right career? I wasn’t so sure anymore. I went to the Jack Johnson concert with my friend Rachel and it was a lot of fun. I might have looked a little nerdy with my teacher bag- for some reason I felt like I needed to do some school things during the pre-show. I also forgot to bring clothes to change into and was wearing a dress shirt and slacks. Haha. I ended up getting home at 1:00 and I was so tired. Dreading the next day. (Pictures will be posted as soon as Rachel gets situated at her new home... I miss you tons!!!!) This picture I stole from Rachel's brother Wally and sister in law Lindsey's blog. Gotta love the teacher get up.
The rest of the week was a ton of fun. As soon as we got into our routine I realized that I did love teaching and that I enjoy being with my cute 33 students everyday.
While I was staying at Mary’s house her darling baby Korbin got sick on Wednesday night and was throwing up. I didn’t think anything of it. Until the next day when I got home and Mary told me she had gotten sick too. I was hardly at their house, except for to sleep, so I didn’t think I would be affected.
Friday morning, 4:00 am surprise surprise!!!! Alyse is sick and doesn’t know what to do. I decided to attempt going to school and got ready. I stopped at smiths and got some seven up and saltine crackers. The cure all for upset stomachs, or at least that’s what my mom always gave me. I went to school and ran into my co teacher Jen and she could tell I wasn’t feeling good. I started crying because I didn’t want to get a sub my first week of school. So I attempted to teach, but the first hour didn’t go over so well. I went into the office at 9 and my awesome secretary called in a sub. Luckily I was able to get my sub plans put together quickly. I spent the whole day sleeping on my couch, trying to fight the stomach virus. Luckily Mary said it only lasts one day.
Exciting moments from week 1:
The first day: I was having the students write, as I was walking around asking questions, I finally reached one boy and his face was kind of green, he was like, Can I go to the bathroom, I’m going to barf. I told him to run. The next day we talked about the fact if your going to barf, you don’t need to ask. RUN. Especially when we are in the trailer and not that close to the bathroom.
The third day: we were doing a snowball activity for spelling. I set the expectations that they couldn’t talk. After the first round there were kids talking so I gave them a warning and told them if they continued that they would have to throw away their papers and write all of their spelling words 3 times each. I guess they kept talking because the next thing I am walking around the class with a trash. My kids knew I was serious then!!!!
The fourth day: I survived the day…. My Aunt came to my classroom a few minutes before lunch and brought me a treasure chest full of little rewards for my students. They were thrilled. She also surprised me with a salad from Café Rio. It was such a nice suprise!!!! Thank you so much Aunt Yvonne!!!! I am staying with her for my second week of homelessness!!!!
Friday- The fifth day—My success is that I didn’t throw up while I was at school. Haha.
Stay tuned for some excitement next week. I Pray that I will make it all 5 days.