The time has come... in less than a week I will be in the classroom, meeting you all! I'm undoubtedly excited to meet every one of you. This will be my last blog post, since from here on our we can catch up in person.
In the last two weeks, I have been trying to rest and relax, which isn't easy for a teacher to do! I'm naturally hard-wired to work 25 hours a day (yes, I said 25 hours!). A couple of events happened: my daughter got her first shots and her ears pierced, we attended a friend's wedding, and a nephew had his baptism (it was a fiesta theme!). And, we went to the pumpkin patch again, but this time with my step-daughter, Hernan's daughter from a previous relationship. Her name is Kaylee, she's 8 years old, and she is the sweetest little girl and the best big sister to Mikaela! Take a look at a picture of her and Mikaela below!
Okay kiddos. Keeping this one short. Have to go finish reading Lord of the Flies to prepare for my sophomore class, considering I haven't read it since SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL! (That was 2005-2006!) Thankfully I'm a fast reader. And it's an incredibly interesting plot... Sophomores, just wait until we get to the end of the novel!
See you on Tuesday, ya'll!
September has come and gone, and would you believe we are almost in the middle of OCTOBER?! I can't wrap my head around it. You have been in school for about TWO months now, which means it's crunch time! Grades are due this Friday for first quarter, you will soon begin second quarter, and before you know it, we will be on Thanksgiving break and Winter break to enjoy some cold weather.
You may have heard by now from Mr. Lang that I will not be returning quite yet. If you recall, I was set to return on October 3rd. Sadly, I wasn't able to do so because some unexpected health issues arose for me. If you have ever experienced a serious health issue, you know that it can be scary and stressful. Even when a family member or close friend experiences a serious health issue, it's stressful and scary, especially not knowing what the outcome will be. I'm happy to say that, so far, I am doing better. As a teacher and professional, I don't like disclosing every little detail of my life to my students. But, my way of connecting with you all is to share some aspects of my life (as you can probably tell from my blog), as I hope you will all share tidbits of your life with me. Perhaps one day I will share a tad bit more about this scare, but for now, please know I wish I was there with you already. Because of this chaos, my doctor extended my leave an additional month. That means I will be starting work on Tuesday, November 1st. And if all goes as planned, that will be the day we meet. (Finally, right?)
Meanwhile, in the past week/two, I've been going to doctor's appointments, and when we're feeling up to it, my family and I have been keeping busy with a couple events. We went to Mikaela's first MLB game (Dodgers vs. Giants) and her first pumpkin patch, we walked down Bear Creek, and we even attended a wedding. I'm trying to soak in spending as much time as I can with this little peanut because she grows up! No health issues are going stop me from enjoying this little girl. Perseverance, kiddos, perseverance. And drive. But mostly, love. That is what pushes me forward.
Okay. Now back to YOU guys. With the end of the first quarter approaching, I urge you all to aim for the best grades you can possibly achieve. If you kept up with work the entire quarter and your grades are good, keep it up and know that I am proud of you! Now, if you have a ways to go, don't give up. Never give up. The end is near but the end has not yet arrived. Study hard. Work hard. You're a Gaucho. You got this. And if you're up at this hour (12:09 a.m. Wednesday), finish up the last of your assignments (if you're doing homework) or close that YouTube channel, and get some rest. Grades are important, but sleep is vital.
Good Night, kiddos.