Friday, March 06, 2009

Best week ever!

Well, it may not have been the best, but it was pretty good.

After I had my freak-out on Tuesday, I went it Wednesday and felt really different. I am praising God because I know He is working in me. I know teaching isn't about "feeling like it," and my kids were just as nutso this week as any other week, but I tried to be more patient and forgiving this week.

I also really enjoyed having lunch with some students and didn't mind the fact that I had lunch duty today. I learned more about my students because of the new sheets I started. Remember how I started the "I need help" slip? Well, a couple of students who have been struggling asked for extra help. This was nice because they initiated (I wasn't throwing extra work at them) and they seemed more motivated to do outside work.

The reflection sheet ("I feel...") was created for one student in particular, but he hasn't really enjoyed it. I opened them up to the whole class and I found out TONS of new stuff. One student has a baby sister on the way. One student has lots of family issues. One student wanted a different seat buddy. It's been really great for starting conversations.

The tattle tub is driving me insane because kids are still tattling and then writing it down. I have to reinforce that one a little more.

Anyway, I'm starting to teach about the sun, moon, and stars. It's definitely not my favorite subject but it is a high interest topic for my kids, and I have lots of resources. This should be fun.

Tonight has been a really relaxing evening with the hubs. We went for a walk in this beautiful weather, had dinner at Lilly's, and watching one of my favorite movies, Driving Miss Daisy. It gets me every time.

In closing, I hope this video makes you laugh as much as I did!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Dom, that video was hysterical! Katie & I really enjoyed it. I'm so glad the Lord answered your prayers and that last week went better. And I'm always so glad to hear that you & Joel are enjoying being married as much as you are.