Friday, April 27, 2012
Firstly, I posted a status update about something cute that one of my kids said today during writing, and a girl I haven't seen in years jumped down my throat, saying I was a sexist, gender role forcing teacher because during writing the kids had to write their character as a man. One girl didn't want to be a man, so I told her she could write as a wife recieving letters from her husband who went to war (so she could include details that were needed, like what the living conditions were). She screwed up her nose and said "Ew, no! I'd rather go to war!". And it was FUNNY. Coz a 10 year old thinks being married to a boy is worse than going to war. Well, it made me laugh. We are writing about being in the trenches in world war one! No women were on the front line! It is what we are studying, it is what happened, and now I am sexist? Well f*ck me, I never knew! Defriended her and deleted her comments on my status. I don't need that! I work really hard to give my kids a varied and interesting curriculum, and I am told I am pretty darn good at it! And considering I thought that up in 2 seconds, I thought it was a good plan B!
Secondly, my mum, ever looking for a short cut has gotten some of those African Mango Weight Loss thingys. Waste of freakin money in a jar! My dad and I just shook our heads, but there is nothing we can do, she won't listen to us! The new joke is the she can pay me and I'll tell her to eat less and exercise more. Well, the joke between me and my dad, anyways. So she is going to take these pills, nothing will happen and she will keep getting fatter. Her BMI is 40, she drinks all the time and smokes. I am scared for her health, but she just won't do things the normal way, with diet and exercise!
In other news, holy keeping within my calories, batman. How on earth am I supposed to do that! Seriously. I am managing, but only just. As much as I hate tracking, I am going to go back to it for a little while. Currently I am doing 4 300 calorie meals a day, which leaves me room for some snacks, which I always need, because I'm a muncher!
Friday, April 27, 2012
We painted out palms and made 2 side by side palm prints on the paper. Once those had dried we went around the edge in black marker and drew a black dot in the middle. Then we cut out the poppy and glued a green stem to the bottom. Easy, fun and they look great (if I do say so myself!)
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I was told the above TWICE today!
We had a morning tea for the DP, as her birthday was yesterday. There was a nice spread of things like cheese and crackers, scones with jam and cream, chocolates, as well as some fresh fruit. Never one to turn down free food, I added some grapes to my fruit salad. They were a nice addition. I didn't touch the other stuff, mainly because it didn't appeal, and also because I had already tracked for the day and I hate changing that thing.
Anyways, after my observation (more on that later) the DP, who is my mentor teacher, said I looked like I needed a sugar hit, and said "have a chocolate bar!" So I took one and added it to my chocolate stash in my desk drawer. THEN in the afternoon she said it again, just because "You go to the gym everyday, you can afford to!". That one got added to the secret stash too. I really didn't want them, and I wasn't going to eat them just because I got given them.
I only have a secret stash because she keeps giving me chocolate. I have some mini easter eggs that she gave me, and now 2 mini chocolate bars. I forget it is there most of the time, and only dip into it every few weeks if I feel like a treat at school.
The observation went well. The observer was only told that I was a beginning teacher, and she thought I was in my second year! That was nice to hear. I have lots of things to work on, of course, but that is OK, because I'm only new. I still have a lot to learn, but I am excited to be learning from a literacy expert who is very experienced in the classroom. Also, she is super nice, which always helps!
Also, you will all be pleased to know that the stupid scale is going down again. I hate fluctuations!
Now for something completly different
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This is my bestest friend in the world.
Her name is Diane. Tomorrow, Diane moves to England for 8 months. The other side of the world for more than half a year! Since, without exagerating, Di is my only real friend, I'm not sure what I am going to do for 8 months. I have 'friends' who I hang out with from time to time, but the only person I see on a regular basis and who knows all my secrets is Di.
In other news
I went for a 5.25K run this evening. Did it is 45 minutes (although I did stop my watch for 30 seconds while I stopped at a drinking fountain... I am told this is general practice), which is 5 minutes faster than my last time for the same route. YAY! And I only stopped to walk around 4 times. YAY! My 5k is in less than 3 weeks, and if I can do it in 45 minutes I will be very happy! I wore my heart rate monitor and it said I burned DOUBLE the calories spark said I burned. That was surprising, and I am glad I got the HRM so I can have a better idea of how many calories I am burning. Oh, and I have been asked by Carla (HI HUN!) if it has a chest strap, and yes, it does. More accurate, I'm told.
Today I didn't go to work, because it is Anzac day. Back to it tomorrow, starting with having my reading tumble observed by a literacy expert. Talk about nerve racking! I am the first in the school to be observed, because no one else wanted to go first so I ended up saying "Oh for goodness sake, I'll do it then!". After I post this I have to go and tidy up my planning and make sure I'm 110% ready.
And because I am one thing short, I will tell you that even though I love Greys Anatomy and it is my favourite show, I can't stand the sight of real blood, and I am forever grateful for the sickbay, who have people less scared of blood than me to deal with my children. They are rough and tumble kiddos, and I get bloody knees in my class a few times a week!
Monday, April 23, 2012
I wore my new hrm to boxing today, and was surprised to discover that the spark estimate was 150 calories more than what I have actually been burning! Ah well, now I know.
speaking of boxing, I did no less than a million squats during tonights class. We did a pyramid: 100 jabs x3, then 10 squats. 80 jabs, 8 squats. You get the idea. When I was pad holder I did squats too, to keep my heart rate up. My legs kill and I am worried about walking tomorrow.
the stupid scale, as it is affectionately known, says I am up 1.3kg, which is my total weight loss for the month. I am blaming the Chinese food we had on Saturday and am chugging water like it is my job. Or maybe my body is getting ready for a nice, big loss. Yeah, ima pretend that is it.
first day back at work went well. The kids were a little rowdy and have forgotten how to be at school, but I'm sure they will be fine in a few days. Tomorrow we are making Anzac poppies using our handprints. I will post a picture on here tomorrow, if they aren't a disaster! I have tried it, and it does work, but putting paint in the hands of 23 semi rowdy children may end up in more paint being on walls and clothes than on paper... We shall see! Ah well, it will be more fun than coloring in.
Wish me luck!
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