Last night was B-2-SN [Back to School Night]!
I was so nervous before the parents got to school. The past two weeks have been a learning curve for both the students and myself.
Things that I have learned:
- I need to get to school early. There is no time to plan, make copies, or do much of anything other than teach during the day.
- Not to get angry or upset if things don’t go as I had planned. Rather, I need to take a step back, think of an alternative approach, and retry.
- My student’s are messy eaters [we decorated place mats today]!
- When things get chaotic, turn on calming classical music [thank you Pandora] and the students will quickly settle down.
- Taking three deep breaths, stress balls, and play-dough are great stress relievers.
- Sleep is necessary for me to function. I need to work on getting to sleep earlier…
- My students love playing on the computer and reading magazines. I need to find some fun and interactive websites that they can view…
- Packing my school bag and gym clothes the night before saves me time to pack my lunch, snack, and drinks in the morning.
- My students love coming school [as reported by the parents]- YAY!
This morning I sadly realized that I ate all of the cantaloupe- womp, womp… Maybe it’s a good thing though since there supposedly is a widespread cantaloupe recall?! OH NO! My Dear mentioned this to me last weekend but he didn’t know much about it, so I still bought me two melons and let’s be honest, I’m planning to go to Costco tomorrow and buy another set of 3 melons 😛 It hasn’t killed me yet!
Since I didn’t have any more melon, I thought it was a sign that maybe I should switch up my breakfast- I’ve had the same breakfast for three days in a row [and may more days before that]! I wouldn’t say I’ve been in a food rut, rather a food fix, aka I’m loving my melon, egg, and morning muffin combo! Why fix something that ain’t broke, right?!
Remember a couple of weeks ago I found a black banana hiding in the back of the fridge? Well, this morning I found another banana that I forgot about and turned black. What to do, what to do… Ah ha, a black banana bowl!
No judgments! Didn’t your momma ever tell you not to judge a book by its cover?! The same holds true, don’t judge a banana by its peel!
Mmm, look at all the banana pockets of deliciousness!
Rest assured, it wasn’t a mushy squishy rotten banana… It was a perfectly ripe banana with black skin! And it tasted mighty fineee 😀
P.S. I’ve got another inspirational guest post to share with y’all today- stay tuned!
T[hank] G[oodness] I[t’s] F[riday]
Question: What is your favorite banana dish?
Question: What have you learned this week?