I had a pretty unproductive day today and it felt GOOD!!!
Busy week coming up as usual, so it felt good to just take it easy. I have a substitute coming in for a day this week, next week, and for three days two weeks later. Having a sub is like double the work of doing it yourself, so I'm "looking forward to" all the extra work. Yep. It'll be good to see how they are without me there. I still don't like leaving them, but it's a lot easier than that first time back in September. I remember being nervous about that day... someone else coming in to my classroom, seeing how I do things, judging me, having an opinion on how I am as a teacher based on how the students behaved... it was scary! Maybe this means I'm controlling? but I like being the one in control of my class. :)
Couple of things: some students were wondering if I own any jeans. They notice when I get new clothes. Or when I do my hair (differently). Or if I have different shoes on. When I laugh, they get a little nervous and don't know what to do -- join in and laugh with me or pretend like they don't notice. My room is really electrically-charged. Everything shocks me (and some other students). The chalkboard, plants, the lightswitch, students (when I'm passing out papers)... know any remedies to this? Some of the shocks are strong! Especially on the board - you can actually see the spark.
This month's almost history ~~~ we're making it through the winter!! Hope you're all finding good, positive ways to pass your days!