Daily Archives: September 12, 2012

toe touch

I went to Zumba for the first time in a LONG time…I want to say I went in April sometime, maybe even May, but it’s been running, walking, and NOTHING at all for a long time. I know that I need to do something (I’ve been feeling tired because of inactivity, I think), and went tonight to the intense class with that in mind, but not sure that I’ll be able to get up in the morning. There are (pretty sure) blisters on the tips of my toes from all of the moving around tonight. yikes.

What else? School is going well enough. I feel like it’s been 9 weeks instead of 3 (because of my summer subbing) and am really ready for a break. My schedule changed this year so I am enjoying regular days and a consistent classload (day 1 is the same as day 4, day 2 as 5, day 3 as 6). Now, the classes aren’t yet spread evenly, but I’m glad that I don’t see classes A, B, and C on Day 1, only to see Class B, C, and F on Day 4. 🙂

I’ve picked up reading intervention groups. We’ll see how it goes. Ha, it might persuade me to get an endorsement so I can pick up extra contract for teaching reading, but then I remember that reading teachers have the pressure of standardized test scores looming all the time and I remember that singing songs and loving on kids in the music context is way more fun. I have been feeling a bit depressed about the amount of not-singing packed into music classes lately…we’ve got certain standards and benchmarks to reach with students, but with the shorter class periods we don’t get as much in, and some of the non-singing ones just take longer (i.e. the history behind the national anthem, which is fascinating and NOT from the Revolutionary War!! It’s the War of 1812, end of cheeky correcting.).

I’m going to sit and think about some more fun to replace the less musical units (not to say there isn’t musical activity involved with something like the national anthem…but the history and such takes so much time for me to convey).

Salt Company at Simpson started last week and I’m thrilled to be involved because we’ve got to depend on God for it to thrive. I’m a resourceful person, but my best ideas pale in comparison to His. Anxious to see what becomes of it all.

Into bed I must collapse. ‘Night!