Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Not Enough Hours in a Day

Sorry it's been a while again. I'm not feeling nearly as ranty as before. More of an update than anything. Monday was a 15 hour day for me. I start work at 7, which means I leave my house at 6:30am, I have a break between 1:30 and 3:30, but my work is so far from home that I usually just stay there and keep working through my break. And then I'm done at 5:30, but Chuck works until 6 so I stay because he is my ride home obviously. So Monday after my usual 12 hours out of the house I had to go to an autism workshop with a coworker. It was good, I'm glad I went, I learned a bit about autism and how to help autistic children make social connections with people, which is very difficult in most cases.

In other news, my lesson plan is going well. The kids love dark tag (a game my friends and I came up with as kids, one person closes their eyes, we turn down the lights and the person who's it tries to find us by listening to where we are, etc) and they've been learning about what it means to be blind and that blind people are very capable. I hope the ASL part goes just as well. Anyway I have been exhausted the last few days so I am off to bed. I hope my Canadian friends had a sombre remembrance day. And I'm not sure when the American equivalent is, but I hope you have a good moment of reflection and take the time to remember those we've lost to violence and war..


Stacie said...

Today was Veteran's Day (11/11) in the States. We had the day off from work.

Sorry to hear about the exhaustion. That's so fun. I hope you're doing well regardless.

Get some good rest!

Corrie Howe said...

Our Veteran's Day is Nov 11th. I'm really excited about the things you are coming up with for your lesson plans. I'm not a teacher, but I have plenty of teacher friends. They say the first couple of years is the hardest.

LuckyOnce said...

Dark tag sounds like a great idea. Hope you're able to rest up a little in the next few days!