Teaching with Migraines

Teaching with a migraine suuuuuucks, y’all.  My patience tanks, but desire to be there dissolves, and I’m not in my best.  Luckily, today, the migraine didn’t surface during the day.  I woke up in the middle of the night with one, took medication, woke up feeling okay, got through the day, and, BAM!, it hit during collaboration.  Which I can deal with.  But I was crankier and less patient than I want to be, so, overall, it wasn’t as successful a day as I was hoping for.

I did get a bulletin board done.  The space above my board didn’t have any background to it; I was just putting posters up.  It looked ugly.  So, I threw up some fabric I had, surrounded it with border, redid a couple of anchor charts to fit, and now it looks better.  I still feel like my room is really ugly, but it’d a little better.  No pictures, because I didn’t take any.

www wednesday

This is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

  1. What are you reading?


I a reading Warcross by Marie Lu.  It is about a virtual reality game called Warcross, the creator Hideo Tanaka, and the bounty hunter/hacker, Emika Chen he hires to find the person trying to take the game–and Hideo with it.  It’s good and I’m enjoying it.

2. What did you recently finish reading?

I finished The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. It’s about a gorilla who’s part of a zoo inside a shopping mall and how he goes from being resigned to his fate to actively trying to get a better life, not just for him, but for Ruby, a baby elephant who’s also a resident of the zoo.  It’s a really good book and I’ve decided to try and read it to my kids, even though it’s an emotionally fraught book.  And it’s longer than anything I’ve read to second grade.  But, I thought I’d give it a try.  If it doesn’t work and they’re not into it, we can always drop it.

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m not sure, and that’s bad because I’m probably going to finish Warcross tonight.  I’m considering reading What Teacher’s Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World by Taylor Mali because I’m really into teaching right now (which is good–it’s my job) and I liked his poem on teaching.

What are you all reading?  Or what do you recommend I read next?



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