The Calm before the Storm

Happy Friday!


This is a sad Friday as this Friday signals that summer vacation is over. I head back to work on Tuesday after having the month off. Darn! Although secretly I like going back to school because a) I like school and b) I also like earning money. I was supposed to go on my 20K run today but I was up with Max for about 2 hours last night (toddler nightmares are fun!) and my hips/quads are a bit sore – so I will go tomorrow early in the morning instead. I do try and avoid long runs on the weekend because they take up an entire morning, which is the main time I can go out and do fun things with Max. The plan is to head out at 6am or so tomorrow morning so we can go to a museum at around 10am.

This morning was instead spent at my new school. I had an interview yesterday and was hired a few hours later. I will be teaching a grade 11 law class. I’ve taught the course before and really enjoy teaching civics, so this should be a good fit. The school is located very close to home and really close to Max’s daycare. I also got a really good vibe at the school – I was introduced to other staff, information given to me right away (rather than me asking for it) and just a much more friendlier vibe. Plus, being close to home means I can be involved with extracurriculars again.

I will be supply teaching in the school (and probably at my previous school) often. I already have supply days booked up. Have I mentioned that I am so looking forward to not spending an hour in the car every afternoon?

Of course this means that it is time to get busy again!  I went to Staples this morning to pick up supplies and started organizing what I want to do next week (I am teaching drama for the week as well). I picked up a teacher planner as well. Normally I just use my own personal agenda, but the Plum Paper planner I use is too small for lesson planning. In my very first school they gave us teacher planners that were rather large. I found it easy to plan my daily lessons.


I still have a number of things to do before Tuesday including:

– Setting up a new classroom website

– Planning ice breakers/improv games for the drama class I’m covering

– Creating some new powerpoints (I have lots of material for Law, but want to update it)

– Iron my pants – because believe or not, I have only worn athletic clothes or jeans since June 😀

But it is the long weekend, so I also want to have some fun! I think the Museum of Nature may be in order!

Have a great weekend!!


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  1. suzi

    Good luck! I’ll also be back to school on Tuesday and I am like you. Secretly I love it even though I will miss the extra time to just do as I please!*l* Have a good first week and enjoy your new school! 🙂

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      I like school and routine so I don’t mind going back. I find summer vacation long, even though I only take 4 weeks off. If I would work at a year-round school, that would be the dream!

  2. Heather @ GirlGoesRunning

    Congrats on the job and have a great day on Tuesday! I also go back on Tuesday 🙁 I still have to head to Staples to pick up a few things though!
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    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      yay school!!!


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