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.

Long Day

Today, I was due to be a floating substitute teacher. I was a little apprehensive, as my biggest nightmare, having to teach sixth grade math ,was looming on the sidelines. Haha!

I was going to work sixth grade, but as soon as they were going to give me the key to the room, in walks the teacher’s aide. The front office was still happy, though. They asked if I could work kindergarten, and, after a major internal sigh of relief, happily accepted the assignment.

I had worked kindergarten before, but this was the first time I taught the class alone. It was as fulfilling as this past Friday and my sixth grade English class. With the exception of one student, I have never had such good students for five year olds. They were, indeed, youngsters, but very well behaved. From first to eighth period, they were happily working their assignments.

Talk about feeling good about your work! I sure did.

We had a good day.