Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm Finished and I Survived!

I finished my second school placement. It was rough going there and for a short time I thought "There is no way I can do this!" But you know what? I stuck to my guns, did my best and in the end the kids enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed them!

I still have so MUCH to learn and realize that teaching is a constant state of learning and fine tuning. I need to be nicer to myself and accept that I will not get it right away. I just needed to chill out and accept that it will take a while to get the hang of this artform called teaching!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I'll be enjoying it getting ready to return to the Faculty and a butt-load of assignments :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Family Day!

I finally feel as though I'm caught up in my school life and personal life! Today is a holiday that our government put in mainly to kiss up to voters (my cynical take on it) and it is the first time I actually get to celebrate it as it means a day off from school. I'll be working ahead on some lesson plans and laundry--don't you wish you were me ;)

So, without planning to, I lost 6 pounds! My last post was originally intended to be tongue in cheek but surprise! there was more to Mousercise than meets the eye! Actually, my associate teacher uses it to warm up her second and third grade P.E. classes. It's a series of stretching and cardio exercises that really work up a sweat--not just for the kids but for this teacher (me!) who does each warmup sometimes 4 times a day! My point is that what I had been missing was my exercise. It's not only about what we put into our mouths but what we do for ourselves on the outside. I've been letting the cold weather and busy schedule take me away from it. NO MORE EXCUSES!

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and that we're all ready to face a new week!

*Just a note to a friend who may or may not be reading--thanks for meeting up on Thursday. I'm glad I didn't make an excuse and back out. I really needed a few hours that weren't school related!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


No cute pictures--too tired to look!

I'm teaching P.E. in my latest placement along with library which is my true passion. If you had told me a few years ago that I would be teaching K-Gr. 3 gym I would have laughed for ever!! So, rather than Pilates I'm doing Mousercise :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wow, One Year!

I cannot believe that a year has gone by since I joined the HYC and what a year it's been! I've gone from a life of leisure to a life where free time is very precious and rare. From posting 18 times last year to less than 5 times is something I wish I could change but there are times when there is just too much to say!

I hope to do a catch up post soon but for now, thanks to all for the fun this past year has been for me getting to know so many cool people! For those of us who are still in a state of flux, I thought the above photo was a good one :) And, if you weren't there for my garden party, here is the link to that post--makes me remember that summer isn't that far away.