So I put in my first full day of work since the end of the school year and I am completely wiped. I do have to say that I had a very productive day. My classroom was used for summer literacy camp so I had to put everything away at the end of the year. I am very happy to say that my room was just the way that I left it.
I love returning to my classroom after the summer vacation. The caretakers emptied it and polished and waxed the floors. I only wish that my floor could stay that shiny all year round!
I had three former students that are about to start the 10th grade help me out. These girls were stellar as students and they were an incredible help. I have one bulletin board up, all of my groups set up and they distributed all of the school supplies that I'm giving out (pencil, eraser, glue stick and homework folder). They also labelled duotangs and helped me sort through some books. It was great to have them lift things for me. Primary sized desks are pretty light, but I really didn't want to strain myself unnecessarily.
It was great to hang out with the three of them. The girls caught me up on all of the gossip and one of them said that she learned so much from my class. They also mentioned that they were pretty upset at their grade 7 and 8 teacher (she was the one on my old staff that ALWAYS talked about being pregnant, see this if you want a refresher) because she didn't prepare them for high school. I tried to hide my delight at what the girls were saying, but I felt such joy at hearing their complaints. I guess I should be pretty flattered that the girls sought me out to ask if they could help me. They do have to complete 40 hours of community service hours in order to graduate, so we were helping one another out, but it was truly a pleasure to be with them today.
By the end of the day my incision was really starting to hurt. I did buy a knock off B.ella B.and, but it still doesn't provide enough holding power. I think that I'm going to have to buy a support from e.Bay since I can't seem to find one anywhere near my house. I even checked the local hospital pharmacy and it didn't carry anything!
Btw, my workshop went really well yesterday. The attendance was higher than anticipated and according to the feedback forms, we did really well. I had to rush through the portions I was responsible for because we were low on time. I think that if we do the workshop again that we're going to need two days. We didn't have a lot of hands on time and I know from experience that I would appreciate doing stuff rather than listening! My former teaching partner was annoying as usual. She was the only one that didn't speak French! The workshop was called, "Welcome to French Immersion." She's so dumb. I'm so glad that I don't have to work with her.
I'm feeling a little sad that the summer is wrapping up. We're going to head to my fertile best friend's cottage next Friday so we can get one last relaxing weekend in. I really hope that I feel well enough to kayak. I don't think that swimming is in the cards for me, but I need some sort of water sport!
I have a feeling that the first couple of weeks of school are going to take a lot out of me. I'm so glad that the first two weeks are short weeks and the third week of school I have an appointment with my Napro doctor so I'll take that entire day off. I'm so glad that I bought a rolling stool for my room! I rolled around the room to test it out today and I think that it's going to work quite well.
It's not even 9pm and I'm going to get ready for bed. I don't think there's going to be any late night TV for me tonight!