Monday, August 16, 2010

I survived! I had a good first week at Camargo. I was WORN OUT come Friday. I mean EXHAUSTED. We had company two nights this week so on Friday night I was ready to chill. Mom and Dad met me in Paris to get Luke. They were kind enough to do this so I could go to school on Saturday. More on that later. Friday afternoon I left town straight from daycare. Adam and Luke both fell asleep. In fact, they were so asleep that I transferred Luke to Mom and Dad's car without Adam even waking up and Luke pretty much stayed asleep too. Hilarious.

I drove back to Whirlin' Sterlin' and put Adam on the couch. He slept until 10:30 and then I put him in his bed and he slept until 6:45. When I put him in his bed I thought he might not want to sleep. Instead he says, "Let's rest and relax." That he did. I rested too. I slept from 8-10:3o and then went to bed a little after 11 and woke with Adam. We just hung out on Saturday morning until Adam and Bucky left for a dad/son day. They went to Lex. and went to Chuck E. Cheese and Dick's Sporting Goods.

I spent four hours at school on Saturday. If Amy is reading this I bet she is about to die! I was the girl who never spent an extra hour/minute at school than I had to and I never came on the weekend. Nevertheless I put in the time and I must say I feel better about things. I still had some things that needed a "home" and I had to do plans which are MUCH MORE involved than RC plans. Whew! Now that I've got a format, maybe I can do a little each day and be okay. I have 27 in my homeroom which is a record for me and several students who need lots of attention.

Other highlights:
Adam loves MSCS Kindergarten. He was so proud the first day when he came home with a folder with papers in it. The papers? A lunch menu and school calendar. He was so proud!

Luke is cruising and really moving around. He still loves his bath and if you mention the word bath he takes off straight to the bathroom

We had a ball with Whitney and Allison on Thursday and Sam interviewed Bucky and I for a marriage class on Tuesday. Interesting.

Church is going well. Bucky has been a part of several baptisms lately. It's exciting to be at GCC!

Callie is still the best dog I know. She lets Luke pet, pull, and roll all over her. Adam loves her so much. "There's my good girl," he'll say to her.

By the way, Adam bought something for Luke with his tickets at Chuck E. Cheese. Awwww!

More later. Can you tell I'm putting off laundry? It's raining here. Fun!

Hope this all makes sense. You never know....

Friday, August 6, 2010

I feel like a first year teacher. Really. I am excited about my job and my coworkers and quite honestly a paycheck, but I am very overwhelmed right now with actual lessons to teach my students. We use Rigby Literacy as our program and it's different than anything I'm used to. Blair, the other 5th grade reading teacher, has not used it too much but with RTI stipulations we must use it. I know it will be fine once we make a plan but I think I've got lots of work ahead of me. As far as Writing, I've taught 5th grade Language Arts once before, so I've just got to get my head on straight. It's one of those things where I think my classroom is ready for Tuesday, but I don't know if I'm actually ready. We've had PD all week and tomorrow I am going to school to just work and get some things done. The boys have done well this week getting up and so the transition has been smooth. We met Adam's teacher tonight at Open House. Her name is Mrs. Wenda and she seems very nice. I know Adam will learn lots. Luke is doing well and is enjoying daycare food. His new favorites there are yogurt and vanilla wafers. Gotta love the snacks!
As much as I want to type, I must go fold laundry. Later.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tomorrow is coming. Our first day back on a routine and it's safe to say that we're not ready. Last week was VBS and we had lots of late nights. Lots. Friday night we went to the Legends game and had another late night. Last night was late just because. How can I look up and "realize" that it's 10:30. Shew! Tonight is Amazing Race and hopefully we can get home at a halfway decent time and get in the bed.

Here are highlight of recent days in no certain order:
VBS was awesome. I worked snacks and had a great time getting to know lots of people.
Luke loves balloons.
Nana, Poppy, and KK came to hear Bucky preach today.
I have a full time job--this does not get old!
Mom and Dad came over on Saturday to help with my room at school (Mom) and watch the boys (Dad). Wonderful.
Adam had his eyes checked and all is well. She said he seems like he might be headed in the direction of near-sightedness but I'm hoping not.
PD all week this week starting out with an orientation for new MC teachers in the morning.
Bucky is serving as chaplain for the MC football team. Go Indians!

Gotta go feed Luke. Later!