Well it's been a crazy week. Last Sunday I painted ALL day to finish the section I was working on. I really wanted to get that part done before I started work on Monday and I did it! Yay. I showed up at the school on Monday and basically took a couple of days to start to figure out google classroom and get my hands on materials from other teachers. I also advocated for a desk for myself. They didn't have a desk for me since I'm a traveling teacher but I really felt like I needed a home base. Luckily they were happy to help me and we found a desk. I share the classroom with the other family consumer science teacher and she has been wonderful. I just love her and I'm so thankful for her. I took over my classes on Wednesday. I felt scrambled moving around during the periods and by Friday I decided to check with Janet (the other teacher) and see if we could just share the space and teach in the same classroom together. She agreed to let me stay. I hope it works because staying in once space and dealing with her background noise is so much better than moving around all day. We will see how it works out this week. We are teaching online which in some ways is much easier. I just have to give instruction and then I assign something and they all log off to work on it and then we check back in at the end of class. No classroom management needed! Amazing. I'm also very comfortable teaching on the computer because of my experience teaching with VIPKID. It's still a lot and I have to take just one task at a time and plan one day ahead at a time. I was EXHAUSTED Friday after work. It's going to be an adjustment for sure. I just don't want to have a nervous breakdown like I've heard of my friend's mother in laws had when they started working full time and still doing all the work at home. I have to have boundaries and get help. My kids are doing good. Piper has the hardest time with me working. For the most part my kids are very self sufficient. When I waited for my kids to be old enough to go to work full time I didn't expect a pandemic where they would be stuck at home. We will all figure it out and get through it. Overall I'm really happy to be back teaching and feel really good about the subject and the school. I can do hard things! Okay that's all I've got things to do!
|Another finished section!|
|My classroom...sometimes (and Janet my co-worker, I heart her)|