Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Socials, Stress and New Beginnings

Hello Again!

I know I've been M.I.A. for a while, but life has been pretty hectic these last few weeks. My job wound down, unfortunately, and I finished at the school the Friday before Spring Break. It was really hard to say good-bye to the kiddos and all of my friends on staff. I felt like this was the place that I enjoyed the most out of everywhere that I've worked. So hopefully I will find my way back someday soon.

The next big thing was my wedding social at the end of Spring Break. For anyone who doesn't live in Manitoba, a social is basically a big party. We rent a hall, sell tickets, put together a silent auction, and basically invite everyone we know. It's also a way of raising money and helping to defray the cost of the actual wedding later on. So there was a ton of last minute planning and putting things together in order to be ready for Saturday.

On top of all that, I started a new job on Monday. I'm now teaching a 3/4 combined class half-time until the end of the school year. Monday went well, but I'm struggling with the way that they have split this class. I teach writing and spelling in ELA, and the "Shape and Space" strand of Math, as well as French and Science.

I've been working on using Daily 5, and creating my own guided Math program. I'm struggling with only having small pieces of the curriculum to teach. I'm thinking about doing my own modified Daily 5-esque writing/word work. But I have to think about what that will look like. It's hard to plan to do lots of different writing things when you have 1 1/2 hours a day...

What would you do?