The actual schooling part has been going relatively well. We haven’t had too many discipline issues and our classes are running fairly smoothly. Kaitlyn is teaching 3 sections of Biology, 2 sections of PE, and Chemstry; and I’m teaching 3 sections of Ancient History for middle school, a Civics class, a Modern U.S. History class, and a Weight Lifting class. I like this schedule because having three sections of one class means I can use a lesson more than once. That’s always a plus. I’ve worked really hard to influence the school to allow me to have my schedule like this. When I first arrived in Togiak, each period was a different class with different lessons. It made preparing for class very lengthy. This week, because we never feel prepared enough, both Kaitlyn and I would go to school at 7:00 a.m. and would finally give up and come home around 7:30 p.m. It made for a very long week. It’s funny, because we never really see people at school when we arrive in the morning or in the evening when we come home. I don’t know how other teachers do it.
After only two days at school, both Kaitlyn and I woke up with a sore throat. By Wednesday evening, we were both feeling pretty miserable. When we arrived at school Thursday morning we found out that we weren’t the only ones having issues. Quite a few of the staff were feeling the same way. This particular virus/bacteria has really hit us hard; talk about a welcome back! It’s Sunday evening now and we’re still feeling the effects of it.
Saturday rolled around and we knew that we needed to work a little harder to have our lessons all planned out so we could have more of a life come next week. We worked all day on Saturday, but we still feel like we have a lot to do. Gosh, it never ends. Saturday evening we were visited by our good friend Heather Jeffers. She came to our house and we sat and chatted. Even though we didn't really do a lot, it was relaxing.
Unfortunately, this week’s report is pretty slim. All we did this week was work and sleep with a very little bit of relaxation. We had very little down time at home away from school. We did, however, go to the gas station and paid $80 for about 15 gallons of fuel. If that’s interesting to anyone.