Sunday Post with Berls | Good News :)

Posted March 31, 2019 by Berls in The Sunday Post / 10 Comments


News at Home: Good News πŸ™‚

So first off, my principal has followed through on doing what I asked of her in terms of behavior. And as expected, we had a rough day Monday. Because he had been conditioned to getting what he wanted from her for his behavior. But she did as I asked and man, it was a rough day. But guess what, Tuesday was GREAT! I reminded him that he could have a reward lunch in the office if he did well, but he was not going to the office for bad behavior. And he tried so hard y’all. Was his behavior perfect? no. But it was manageable and most importantly, it was back to where he had been – a little boy with just too much energy (possibly ADHD) trying to make good choices. So he got to have lunch in the office an he had a great day. The next day was rough again – no where near as bad as Monday had been but he had to test the system… would he really get what he wanted only from being good? And the principal once again stuck to it. My other behavior student had seen him have lunch on Tuesday and she decided she wanted that and pulled her behavior together on Wednesday and got to have lunch, while he missed it. So double reinforcement! And guess what? They BOTH did great Thursday and Friday!

Is behavior solved? No, I’m sure I’ll have to remind them what flies and doesn’t fly after a weekend at home. BUT we’re on the right path again. It’s frustrating that I had to teach my principal how to properly influence student behavior, but at least she listened, right?

The other good news is that my maternity leave problems are solved. I had a call into HR and was waiting for a reply – but in the meantime I was reading up on things and that’s why I was thinking I wouldn’t get paid maternity leave. But they returned my call on Thursday and turns out I was missing a couple key details. So not only do I get maternity leave that is semi-paid through the district, but my disability is setup in such a way that I should get extra payments enough to cover the deductions that the district is not paying me. Yay! And, I get 60 work days off. Which, if Dante arrives on schedule and I don’t need to leave early, will mean that after he’s born I shouldn’t have to return to school until January 2020! Yep, fall semester at home! Woot!

The other big thing this week was that I had my one-on-one for spin training and I felt like I sucked. But when I got her written feedback, it wasn’t really bad at all. There’s things to work on, yes. But I feel like I could teach a decent class right now… so I’m officially on the schedule to teach a Mock Class April 14th! Ahh! I also am signed up to take my AFAA test on April 19th, so that I can get hired as an instructor. And then April 28th I’m taking the Turbo Kick instructor training (why not be able to teach two class formats, right?). On May 4th I’ll have my job auditions for both formats… meaning I could be a fitness instructor by the end of May, beginning of June! I’m thrilled and terrified all at once lol!

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I had duty this week, so I didn’t have time to do any visiting during the week, but I was happy that I was able to visit last Sunday. And that’s my plan for today – after I get my to-do list taken care of (Sunday is my prep for the week day) I hope to sit down and blog away – write at least three posts and then visit and reply to comments. Fingers crossed!

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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10 responses to “Sunday Post with Berls | Good News :)

  1. That’s so awesome that your principal listened and did what you asked. I agree that you shouldn’t have to be the one to explain this, but at least she listened and will hopefully continue. I’m also glad to hear about your maternity leave. That’s great news too. I hope you’re having a great week.

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  2. I went to school for teaching πŸ™‚ I did student teaching, subbing and long term subbing! I loved it! Having a good principal makes all the difference. I’m glad your principal finally backed you up in the way you wanted! Congrats on your baby! How exciting πŸ™‚

  3. That’s great about the situation at work and getting the support you asked for. Good news about the maternity leave and your spin class. πŸ™‚

    Have a good week, Berls!

  4. That’s an amazing week! I am so happy for you! You have all the things coming together!

    I can’t wait to see you in August. You’ll get together with us all at Book Bonanza right? I asked Felicia and some of the other friends attending. Maybe Thursday night since it doesn’t start until Friday. You could even do the COYER FB live thing .

    I hope this week goes just as well. Happy reading!!!

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  5. Glad the principal was following along with what you requested. Hard to get kids to behave when they have to many adults telling them what is right and wrong, especially with rewards for bad behavior.
    Thank goodness the maternity leave was figured out. That is a huge ease off your shoulders. Now to relax and pop out that little man.

    Sunday at the moment is the only day I can visit. I just don’t have time to visit during the week. I do try on Wednesdays when I do a WOW since I really do love that meme. I am hoping after vacation I can try doing visits on the weekend that might be more doable for me. This house is like a mad house, I never know what is going to happen or how much time I will have, everyday is different lol

    I hope you have an awesome week, my friend! Happy Reading! xx

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