Hello and happy Thursday. I just got an email saying that my domain has been renewed for another year, and that makes me happy and excited for this blog of mine that I have seen grow so much. Today I am going to share with you five things that made me happy in the month of October. Now, just to clarify, these happy thoughts are from 2017 because that’s when I started my notebook of Things That Make Me Happy. Also, I did post in English last month even though it was Spanish September, but for some reason, blogging in Spanish is a struggle for me, so I’d rather cheat and post in English than leave you with nothing. Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
October 5th, 2017
#1502: Having a productive streak this afternoon.
I don’t know if this happens to you, but every once in a while I get in this proactive mood and I just have to work and do things, and it’s super gratifying. I think that I might have been doing something related to my job, but it also happens with TpT or blogging. The problem is that after getting really inspired and being super ambitious for a day, it sort of dies down and then I’m left with lots of to-dos on my list that I don’t plan to accomplish.
October 9th, 2017
#1525: Break week!
This is the total opposite of what I just described. Schools in Colombia give students a week of vacation in October for no apparent reason, and even if teachers are required to go to work, days without kids are always relaxed. When I was working at my first school, they gave us Friday off and Monday was a holiday, so we got a four-day weekend. And yes, as much as I love my job, I love vacations even more.
October 16th, 2017
#1558: Walking through a park filled with cats.
If you go to Medellin, you must visit the Botanical Garden. First, the entrance is free and the park is absolutely beautiful, and second, it is full of cats. Of course, these are stray cats, so you can’t pet them or get too close to them, but just looking at them and taking pictures of them was totally worth the visit for me.
October 20th, 2017
#1577: Coming up with a choreography for the Christmas song.
Dear aspiring kindergarten teacher, you need to know how to dance, or rather, coach a group of four and five-year-olds in a simple dancing routine. You will probably have an end-of-year performance that involves singing, dancing, or acting, and it can be the most stressful and time-consuming part of your job if you make it so, but it can also be very fun. Your choice.
October 25th, 2017
#1602: Having the chance to teach my former pre-k babes.
I used to teach two pre-k classes, one kindergarten, and two transitions (a grade between kindergarten and first grade). This means that when my pre-kinder students went up to kindergarten, I would only teach half of them because there was another teacher in charge of the other class. It made me happy teaching my former students and seeing that they remembered some of my classroom routines.
I am very excited for next month because it’ll be YESvember, and that means that every week we’ll have Thankful Thursday. What are you excited about or looking forward to? Let me know in the comments.
Love, Miss Camila