News at Home: Good News 🙂
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!
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!
Last Week on the Blog
- [25 Mar] #FitReaders ~ Eating healthy during pregnancy (March Summary)
- [27 Mar] Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Tree
- [28 Mar] Just a Few Magic Potion Mysteries Berls Read
- [28 Mar] One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake ★★★½
- [28 Mar] Ghost of a Potion by Heather Blake ★★★★½
- [29 Mar] Read Me Romance… playing catch up!
- [29 Mar] Roping the Cowboy by ★★★★★
- [29 Mar] Rated Ex by ★★★
- [29 Mar] An Instant Connection by ★★★½
- [30 Mar] Nightbooks by J.A. White ★★★
- [31 Mar] The Sunday Post ~ A week of Changes ~ Week in READview!
- [31 Mar] Sunday Post with Berls | Good News 🙂
Coming Next Week From Me… I think
Sunday Post with Berls
Fit Reader Update/Commit for April
Read Me Romance Podcast Past two weeks – all caught up!