Anyway, enough about the nightmares of Fair Week. So, I have been majorly stressing out in anticipation of it and all the other stuff going on. I just felt like there was so much to do and get ready for and not enough time. Then in the evenings after getting home several hours later than normal, I am so drained that I haven't felt like doing anything else.
After feeling like this for about a week, I decided something had to change. I hated that I was stressing out and not having any fun. Normally, I love my job and have lots of fun teaching the kids. So, I decided I was not going to focus on the bad things. I was not going to focus on all of the stuff that needed to get done or on the people who would be coming to observe. Instead, I was going to focus on the good. I was going to find one good thing about each day to be grateful for.
Each day I have two classes, and then my planning period before I finish the day with 4 more classes. I decided that during my planning I was going to spend five minutes thinking about the morning and find something good that had happened. Then at the end of the day before coming home I was going to think about the whole day and pick one good thing that happened and record it in my journal. That way, I could leave work on a positive note.
Here are the positive things I recorded:
Wednesday // One of the kids gave me an origami rose today that they had made for me because I was their favorite teacher.
Thursday // The assistant principal had a couple of work study students who needed placements and he asked if I would like a student assistance! This student can help me out by making copies, running errands, and tutoring students in my room!
Friday // One of my 7th period students stays after class every day to help me straighten the room back up.
Saturday // Book Club was awesome. We were all present and had a great time!
Sunday // My brother volunteered to drive me to town so that I could run a few errands.
Monday // No work! I was able to rest and replenish.
Tuesday // Jennifer and I had to drive an hour to class tonight and she volunteered to drive us! I love this because I hate driving.