Even though I have done lots of prep for Christmas, it hasn’t really hit me yet because I am working until the 23rd – I know next week it will start to get me excited and the kids will probably be all hyped up but it wont fully kick in until I bring my cat and presents to my parents house after work on Wednesday! I can’t believe Christmas is in less than a week 🙂 it is my favorite time of year and I can’t wait for my mind to figure it out ha.
The holidays just make things better! Today was such a great day at work 🙂 many children were wearing ugly sweaters and I made a train that got decorated in tissue paper, and then there was a good turnout for the spaghetti dinner – I think I’m also excited that it is almost Christmas!
Wow, I cannot believe it is already the day before Thanksgiving! I wrote my very first post around this time about the true meaning of the holiday and how to teach it in schools – I only have 45 more days until January 8 when I started the #blogaday 😮 This year is going by so fast and I am thrilled that I got to annotate it through my blog. The holidays will feel a bit different this year though because I don’t really get a break due to my job (just the actual holidays and sometimes, a few days after). I’ll have to get in the spirit through the children at work and on the weekends with family and friends when the festivities get going 🙂
I thought I would write a poem about my experience so far
It is always tough once November hits not to start pushing ahead to the holidays – now that I am working, I am finding it even more difficult! This year is different because I will spending Thanksgiving at my boyfriend’s place, so I am more antsy than usual about the holiday. I’m taking each week at a time, knowing that I won’t get much vacation time for Thanksgiving and Christmas (just the actual holiday and some days before/after).
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!
This first week has really helped me grow in myself as an educator, and begin to come up with fun enhancements to lessons. It has been tiring with trying to keep attention of the children at times, but since this isn’t an actual school for them, they don’t have the same discipline. It was something I had to get used to, but if the children are starting to get antsy, the activity should just be stopped. I really enjoyed this first week as the sole teacher overall! I loved meeting more with the children and getting to know my coworkers – I can tell this will be a great environment to work in 🙂 I look forward to more memories!
This weekend went by really quick! I can’t believe that I start work tomorrow 🙂 I know I have posted quite a bit with counting down to my job, but I am very excited – it will be a whole new step in my life. I have a regular schedule to go to every day, and this is an adjustment. I get to meet my mentor teacher and learn how the school works. I am interested in all the various information that I will learn from training.
I have now started to settle in with my parents after moving out of my place near the college. I have my schedule for next week, and my regular schedule as well! It is really coming together 🙂 I will give many more updates after my training about what I have been doing.
As friends are starting to leave and I have to finish my assignment, I am realizing that I start work one week from tomorrow! I am excited, but also nervous – it will be a different stage in my life, and scary to think that my college days are over 😮 My friends and I are becoming real adults, and it is crazy how fast this graduate program went. I have to make the most of this last week with people because it will be different and difficult once work begins.
One of the posts I wrote today is for yesterday…it is getting more difficult to remember to blog!