… Daylight Savings Time.
I can’t believe that it has been two weeks since I last wrote a post. I do not like to make excuses, but the truth is, the combination of life, school, teaching, and school have prevented me from writing. I am currently re-reading two books.
Yes, try not to be jealous…the glamourous life of a teacher finds me deeply embedded in both texts. It seems that simply reading a book for the joy of reading and comprehension is no longer the norm….I am charged with seeking deeper meaning, by “over-analyzing” these two books to the point of nausea and burnout.
In addition, a round of testing just took place; which brings tears (and not just for me). Fortunately, I had a saint on my side.
This sweet little bracelet was purchased by me at the age of eight on a family vacation to Canada. I don’t like to brag, but the bracelet does still fit my wrist. Each day that I have had to bring my students to test in the computer lab I wear the bracelet, for obvious reasons (keeping my job in a public school), I do not mention the fact that the entire time they are testing I am praying and furiously rubbing the blue relic. If you look carefully at the little blue gem which contains a raised image of Sainte Anne, you will note that I have worn away some of the blue color.
For two of the last few Saturdays, I have attended two classes in the hopes of improving my future instruction in science and adding a credential to my teaching certification. This credential will only be added after I take a state mandated test. At least I know what accessory I will be wearing on the day of the test.
All of this has left me little time to write freely…oh, I have been writing, just not here…In case you are wondering, I have written multiple lesson plans for reading and math, reflections on teaching and learning, a lesson plan for an observation, and extensive notes to help me study for the test. I do not have a test date set, but will be looking into that this week.
I do hope I have not bored you to death…I have intentions of getting back to my blog. There are a few bumps in the road at present. Avoiding the potholes will be key to getting back to what I love to do.
The one good thing about this level of exhaustion is that it has allowed me to prepare for daylight savings time…since I am going to bed at 8 pm, in two weeks it will be 9 pm and I will not need to adjust my bedtime schedule. A silver lining can be found almost anywhere.
Have a great week!