If you are visiting from Farley's Currently Linky Party, welcome! I teach a fourth and fifth grade combined class at an international school in Venezuela.
If you have been following me for a little while, you will remember when I wrote two weeks ago about the fire in my classroom. Well, can I just say that apparently my class is not that bad. This week the first graders purposely started a fire. My students only accidentally start fires. One first grader brought a lighter to school to make their campfire (at recess) more real. So, we are doing just fine in forth and fifth grade and haven't started a fire since that first week. Anyways, here's my currently:
Most of this is self-explainable. I have been very stressed at school during the first few weeks (this is my first year of teaching and I'm in a new country). Last weekend was very relaxing. I blogged, slept, and learned not to worry too much about school. My school is very chill. I never have to hand in lesson plans, and I can essentially do what I think is best and works for my class (yes, we do have standards but lots of freedom). A few other teachers have been teaching me to embrace this, relax a bit more, and go with the flow to make me a better teacher by being less stressed.
For my wanting, I miss fall. I would love to be able to see the trees change to pretty colors, rake leaves, carve pumpkins, go to a corn maze, and read a good book outside. Enjoy fall all you northerners.
Well, that's all I have for today. Relax, enjoy your students, and go outside today. Meanwhile, I'm going to bed. Good night!