About two weeks ago I started to feel really bad. I mean REALLY bad. I talked to the nurse at school and she said I needed to go see the doctor that day. I went in and he did a full blood work-up and sent me for a CT scan. Let's just say I was worried. It turns out that I have pre-diabetes. Ugh. Not fun.
I am on medicine and I am hopeful that I won't have to be on it long. My doctor told me that with diet and exercise I should be able to reverse it.
Do you know what this means? I will have to severely change my eating habits forever. I have always had a hard time dieting and saying no to things like pasta, bread, ice cream, and chocolate. Those things are now, not off limits, but have to be reduced like crazy. I am proud to say that I have made some major changes and I am feeling better. I just know that this time I have to stick with it.
On a different note, I am loving my class this year! I really think that 4th is the grade for me!
I had shared my WBT inspired homework earlier. Here it is again.
This worked really well, but I could tell the kids were getting bored. I decided that I needed to include other things in my weekly homework, so I made this:
We are using the revised homework this week. Here is my procedure:
- I copy this onto colored paper for emphasis
- Then I cut them apart
- I use a 3 hole punch so my students can clip these into their STAR binders for the week
- Students will check off the activities as they complete them throughout the week
- Parents will sign off every night
- I have a student who checks homework daily
- I will collect their bookmark with all the papers stapled to it on Friday
Reasons why I love this:
- It limits the work I need to do every week.
- It keeps students accountable.
- It is easy for the parents to remember what their child should be doing and what is coming up that week.
- The homework won't take longer than 30-40 minutes, which is in keeping with my school's requirements.
- I only have to look at homework at the end of the week.