I normally write in my journal each night before I go to sleep, but I thought that tonight, I’d share my thoughts with those of you who read my blog.
Overall, today has been a good day. I had a video conference with members of my fourth grade homeroom and that worked like a charm. Seventeen of the the twenty-seven students were “present” and it was good to see their faces and get to chat with them. I was concerned that the technology wouldn’t be cooperative, but it worked like a charm. We’ll be meeting again next Monday morning…same bat time, same bat channel.
I have decided I need to put a full-hearted effort into stopping smoking. I contacted the pharmacy and found what they had to offer. I picked up some nicotine gum and will begin that path tomorrow. I’ve tried to quit quite a few times and I think this virus scare is enough to make me put forth more of an effort to do so.
I checked quite a bit of students’ work online today and left comments on each of their online assignments. I also received correspondence from a parent whose child was having some problems and think I might have solved that problem with a creative flair. I sent pictures of the worksheet that she was missing to the parent and hopefully she’ll be able to see them well enough to get the work done. I’ve also found the online site for the publication assigned and am testing out whether the online option will work for those with access. There are quite a few hoops you have to jump through to make it accessible.
I got a call from the school secretary about my situation with “clocking in.” Since I’m an interim teacher, I have to clock in and out each day, which is problematic if you’re working from home. The timekeeper I have won’t allow you to clock in from home, for obvious reasons. The only way we figured to clock in and out was to tell it I had “forgotten to clock in”…it will let me do that from home. So ironically, the only way for me to clock in is to say that I forgot to clock in….I got a good laugh from that one.
So that’s it for tonight…I did make some chicken patties that I’d bought at the store last week….they were fairly tasty considering they had been frozen. Who knows, maybe I’ll become a chef some day..LOL