Eight hours in Schlitterbahn water. Sheesh I'm tired and red. But we were this close to becoming mermaids. No makeup messy hair we don't care.
Last week was tough. It was hard working knowing my girls were at home. After Friday's appt I felt very deflated. What they found wasn't good, but I will know test results Thurs. I'm just trying not to think about it. It's in God's hands. This week it's just me and the girls MTW. Wednesday the girls and I are going to Schlitterbahn. I'm excited it's just us three. Then I have more training and meetings. And to kick off my new adventure I report back to work on Monday. My life is my blessing. I will make my time here count.
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She did not live before she found love. Her life was a stage, a facade but after she first loved Dorian, she is alive. How now she has experienced real love, so she can never act again. She can never pretend again.
I remember when I first found love my colors became brighter. I felt love and this made my eyes become clear. I experienced in love the beauty of nature and blessings and life like never before.
I understand how loving Dorian changed her. Too bad he leaves her bc she cannot act any longer, therefore she can't make him look good. She is pointless to him. Typical. Victorian Gothic. Vanity and self gratification is an addiction. Internal conflict. Man vs self
Getting up at 6am to drop off Little Frank at work and head to New Teacher Academy is not easy. I really dig our superintendent. swoon He welcomed me/us to the promise land. giggle. But it feels so good to use my brain again. Today was curriculum day. We met with our district ELA instructional specialists and all new MS Language Art teachers. Umm so fun. My peeps!
We had a resource book walk (MY FAV THING TO DO AT BARNES AND NOBLE). My name was drawn and I WON a book! I got goosebumps.
We analyzed several short stories, pieces of literature like MY FAV, Sandra Cisneros HMS. It was destiny! We modeled the Work Cycle using Notice and Note reading strategies. We read, thought, shared, moved, reread, rethought. I learned more acronyms and educational jargon these last two days then I can remember ever. Just as long as I'm doing it the "Northside Way". Yea I better be bc our superintendent's son attends our school. Oh and I rocked the English house today with my teacher/parent skit (topic AV guidelines). I'm sure I turned red.
It was great day to be a literary nerd! I remember what I love about teaching English!! Let's do this!!!
First day of work for all new teachers. Once again I find myself in an auditorium of the people in charge of our future. We should be given swag bags. There are perky kindergarten teachers. The girls next door that will live happy lives. Then there's me. With a seat on either side of me looking mysteriously confident. Then the HS guys that think they still rule their school Stevens HS. Smart ppl in suits about to talk on stage. Here we go....