This week, the students worked on the Popsicle stick house but the other activity is going to be more about family – for next week, I want the guardians to bring pictures of their families and the children will make a family tree. It will be very useful for them to figure out how it works, and see everyone’s families. These will probably stay up for quite some time in the classroom because they are very relevant to the backgrounds of the students in our class!
Today, I am in Eugene for a layover at friend’s house and it really hit me that this town is now just in passing. I spent five years of my life here for school, but now I don’t have a reason to be here. I will be visiting my boyfriend and friends occasionally – it was very odd driving past the school and in the town because it is no longer my home. I have a new place to make my mark at work and with friends. Time flies too fast!
SOL day 14I turned in my final paper for this term today! It can be tough, after completing everything, to let it sink in. It was surreal this morning when I woke up because I am not going home for a few days, so my brain still thought I must have things to do. I occupied my time by cleaning the house, organizing things, etc. I felt antsy when I just sitting there watching shows. After my last meeting, it was easier for me to relax. It is important to not overload yourself when you are finally on break because your body and mind really need to re-energize. I let myself go to bed early last night and am planning to be in bed around a similar time tonight. Especially with my family, it can be easy to get swept up with going out and watching movies or shows til all hours of the night – I want to spend as much time as I can with them because I know the two weeks will be flying by. I look forward to starting my break and not overdoing it until I get used to staying up late again (probably a few nights off and then I can handle it!) My parents, pets, and possibly sister await in one more day 🙂