Want Exercise? Teach Pre-School

Instead of working my way up higher, I accepted an assignment to teach full day pre-school today. Long story short? My back is on a heating pad as I write this.

I was fortunate, as the children today, including two with autism, were really well behaved for pre-K. I walked my 10,000 steps today, most of it coming home from work. While in the classroom, I was basically on pint-sized level, commenting on coloring or other craft skill, reviewing printing, or reading stories: thus, the heating pad is on my back.

Lunchtime was good. I had a counted calorie lunch with cottage cheese and some raspberries and was comfortable, with no hunger pangs until my dinner time. The class had snack time, and for those who didn’t have a snack from home, they had the option of graham-crackers or goldfish crackers.

The work I do is so fulfilling. I am very glad I have the chance to do this now, at this point in my life. I just wish my body was in better shape. Hopefully, by slowly and safely losing this weight, I’ll be a little less achy after a good day in school.

Back in the Saddle

I had a job today.

I am a substitute teacher, majoring in grammar school….lol

It is a pleasure to be working with people who talk to you, are respectful of co-workers, and a school where children don’t have to be told to clean up after themselves.

The highlight today was a sixth grade English class. Students always try, in my experience, to get away with stuff, and this class was no exception. It only took one request and the class went to work. They had to write an essay on who they look up to.

Sure, some students weren’t too happy with the topic, and were going to put only one sentence on the paper. I reminded them that it was intended for completed essays to be collected and displayed in the hall. How embarrassing would it be to submit a one lined paper. In short, we exchanged ideas back and forth. By the end of the period, I collected fifteen completed essays, all completed.

Talk about a sense of accomplishment for the entire class, and also. I was thanked from the students for my instruction.

We had a good day.