Friday, April 13, 2012
Dh and I took dd to the er after I got home from school. Thankfully, no fracture. It is sprained and they put her in a soft cast/brace for a few days to restrict movement. She goes back to the dr for her medicine check Tuesday, so we will have them look at her wrist then as well.
Today went really well. I set a schedule for some computer programs that my students do, and kept them moving through them throughout the day. Even got my student with autism to finish a whole reading session- he usually clicks out of it and changes to math! He has done over 100 math sessions, but hadn't even finished the placement test for reading!
It is amazing how much better things go when I am by myself. Really don't know why, but they always do. I got in a decent workout with my students, strength and stretch, then a nice walk with some while others played kickball with another class, plus another walk in the afternoon. The parents came and visited this afternoon, later than expected. We were writing our Friday newsletters to our families, so they were able to observe that process and I talked with them while my students wrote. Two or three students felt the need to show off and act up while they were there, but I was able to handle everything and had a talk with them once the parents left. The visit went very well and they are planning to send their daughter to use next year.
Held the IEP meeting after school, making some changes to the student's testing and looking ahead to placing him in an occupational course of study for high school instead of being self-contained. The parents discussed concerns and we addressed them, with plans for them to talk with the high school personnel as well.
We had a faculty birthday lunch today- chicken pie, baked beans, slaw, etc. Nothing remotely healthy! I brought my own, and didn't let them guilt me into feeling that I needed to eat what they were eating. Avoided pizza last night when dh ordered for he and the kids. Made ice cream cones for dh and dd, and didn't even have a taste! Food is not my issue, though I am feeling incredibly hungry all the time!
Goal for the next few weeks is to complete my assignments for my classes so that I am not left with incompletes in any of them! My professors have offered that as an option, given the stress I have been under. Really don't want the extra work hanging over me this summer. Soon, this will be over and I will miss the connections. Need to stop wishing the time away and look for ways to enjoy where I am right now!