The beginning of the week wasn’t too exciting. We just taught classes and lesson planned as usual. One of the seniors who is in the running for valedictorian is allegedly pregnant. She just got back from a two week visit in a nearby village and now she can’t make it through an entire class without having to run to the bathroom. I guess we’ll eventually find out what is really causing the sickness.
I convinced my principal to let me change my environmental science class to a chemistry class. We have made it a seniors only class. In fact, all the seniors are taking it whether they want to or not. It has been quite different than teaching my college-bound, top-of-the-class, seniors from last year. We had a bit of a rocky start. They didn’t want to work at all and they knew I would make them work. But I am so grateful I don’t have to teach environmental science anymore. I’m really enjoying teaching a subject I like. I’m also glad to be lesson planning for a subject I have taught before and know something about. It makes it so much easier.
Thursday was my 25th birthday! The morning started out a little rough. I was stressed out because I wasn’t ready for class. I woke up at 5:00 am to lesson plan and was working pretty hard until class started at 9:00 am. The day turned out to be pretty good though. My students were all very nice, wishing me happy birthday and telling me to have a very good day. They all seemed very sincere in their birthday wishing. Tim bought me a new hair straightener that works better than I imagined. (Friday my hair was VERY straight. I’m learning to turn the temperature down.) Mr. Millard surprised me in class with a coffee cake. My students were delighted when I shared it with them. (The timing was wonderful, since we were discussing nutrition and eating healthy.) Miss Whipple made me a yummy yellow cake. Mrs. Cejka brought half the high school into my room to sing me Happy Birthday. The evening birthday celebrations were pretty low key. There aren’t exactly restaurants to go out to here. No movie theaters or bowling alleys. However, Tim did make me some good dinner and we did relax to some Gilmore Girl episodes.
Friday night we had Heather and Carly over to play Ticket to Ride. We were up until past midnight. They came over again on Saturday for homemade pizza and demanded to play Ticket to Ride again. I was so excited someone wanted to play some games. I’ve been craving a game night for weeks.
We have quite a bit more daylight than we did around Christmas. The sun is coming up around 9:30 am. I’m excited that there’s still some daylight when we go home. That’s partly due to the fact that Tim and I decided we would no longer stay at school until 7, 8, or 9:00 pm. We now leave the building at 6:00 pm. For our sanity sake, it was a very smart decision.