I took a day off from the cleaning and packing at the school to observe the Sabbath, but today I got to it again. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to finish it all today…again, so I’ll be working at it one more day. I’m positive I can get it all done tomorrow, and without sacrificing the quality of my work. I’ll be so glad when this self-imposed work fest is over! Since I don’t have anything exciting to post, due to my cleaning marathon, I’m going to post a picture I took a few days ago. I found this little temporary river that had created itself under the snow and ice that is melting quickly now that it’s warm. I had a great time peacefully taking pictures of it until some of the curious little ones hunted me down. ;(
One of my former colleagues accused me of being OCD because I like to keep my classroom clean and organized, and expect the same of my students. Then again I think she is a hoarder…so I guess you could just say we see and experience life a little differently. ;) It is in moments like this that I hear her voice again and wonder if I am just a touch obsessive compulsive about some things. After all I am still cleaning and organizing my classroom for the new teacher, after hours yesterday and twelve hours today, and I am not even half way done. I am cleaning out every single cupboard, drawer, counter, etc. in the entire room. Call me OCD if you will but I am committed to leaving my classroom de-cluttered, organized, and ready for the next teacher so that they do not have to do anything but put up their personal things and get straight to lesson planning and scheduling for the year. That’s the way I’ve always dreamed of being able to start the school year, and I’m bound and determined to make that happen for someone else.
Wow, this has been a crazy week of internet issues both at home and at work, and on top of that I helped put on a graduation and prom…as well as other end of year, for lack of a better word, stuff! Enough about me and my excuses…let’s talk about all the fun things you missed hearing about. We’ll do it one post at a time, because I’m still insanely busy wrapping my life up here in Wales. I’ll start with a picture from the lunch my FEA (Future Educators of Alaska) club put on for the Elders of our village, to show them our respect and appreciation. With prom and graduation overshadowing having just happened over the weekend, our lunch wasn’t well advertised. However, we did have a few Elders come, and everyone had a lovely time.