Since we are in the middle of a pandemic, nothing is really happening that is exciting and I only have time to write on Saturdays so here we are, again.
First of all – school has finished! My first year as a classroom teacher is complete and lessons are done. I finished my report cards on Monday and set them to “completed” last night because the principal’s daughter is in my class and there were still two major marks coming in. Not that they mattered, but I wanted to leave some room just in case I had to change someone’s mark. I didn’t, everyone is basically getting A’s.
So no more lessons, but I do have to be available to parents via email and Google Classroom until the 30th to help them with any work they are still working on. The lessons and materials will all be staying up on Google Classroom all summer but after June 30th it will be without teacher support.
My co-teacher and I had virtual parties yesterday with the classes. It was very sweet! I had the kids record a little message for my co-teacher and I put them all together to make a video and sent it to her on Monday. She had the kids make me cards and they read them to me during our party and I’ll get them in September. It was so sweet! An amazing gift from them! One student even sent me an electronic gift-card! HAHA So cute.
My exercise is going really well. I have been very snacky this week but trying to curb that. I didn’t buy any snacks so haha snacky T, you’re just gonna have to deal with no snacks. Since the start of June, I have been doing long loops twice a day which have been brought on by how different my body looked a few weeks ago AND by a Strava challenge. The challenge is to log an hour activity twice a week for 8 weeks. If your activity is an hour then you get a green circle on their tracker. I LOVE THE GREEN CIRCLES. So I started pushing myself to get them every single day, and to do the hour long loop TWICE a day. I’m sure you guessed that after about 10 days straight of doing this, I totally burnt out. So far this month I’ve walked 163 kms.
Now that online lessons are over and I don’t have to have my room set for recording video lessons or live video meetings, I pumped up my exercise ball and will implement an at home evening routine. I’ve started doing 100 crunches in the evening instead of my walk. It takes less than 5 minutes and my abs are not happy but they will fall in line just like my leg muscles did. Starting on Monday I will be doing the exercise routine in the picture, and then just crunches on the weekend.
Instead of doing crunches AND sit-ups, they will be combined to be crunches on my exercise ball.
Tutoring is going well! Starting on Monday we will switch it to the mornings instead of the afternoon. So I’ll do my morning walk at the same time, and then tutoring at 10 and then I’m done for the day.
I’m on Day 29 of my 100-Days of Jesus. Cutting all romantic relationships out until I’ve reached my 100-days and working on my own heart and faith during that time.
Other than that, my summer is going to be chill. Relaxing. I think that’s best – I can continue to save lots of money and put it all towards student loans. I can keep up my exercise. I plan to spend at least 2 hours every afternoon at the park across the street in the shade. Just to have some fresh air and non-basement bedroom vibes for a little. Toronto is still in Phase 1 of our reopening, but all the surrounding regions have gone into phase 2. Only 4 regions in Ontario are in phase 1 and that’s because of our numbers. Toronto accounts for 80% of all new COVID cases in the province so we still need to be cautious. I will go see my parents for a day soon. But keeping distance as much as possible and hugging the dogs.
I do have some exciting new things for Nail Art Sunday and I’m hoping that tomorrow I will have a post ready for you! Not sure if I’ll be brave enough today to get it done but I will try!
How’s your COVID June going?