On Sunday I announced I was going to start leading and participating in more writing exercises and I posted one exercise on Monday (link below) here is the other thing I wrote last Sunday for the day of the week exercise. The way this works is write vertically the letters of a day of the week then wrote - be it fiction, memoir, poetry, etc.
Finally it is the end of the week. Time for post-work therapy aka drinking with coworkers. I only drink at social events but those friday nite drinks always taste extra good.
Reading and writing are often on my agenda for the weekend especially when you consider I work 3 jobs on weekends so after school job 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 I work another job 4 to 8 pm and twice a week an hour job.
I hit Saturday and my brain and body battle it out. My body says "rest and relax - you deserve it." My brain says, "But wait, you have all kinds of intellectual endeavors, like finishing your teaching classes so you can start working as a full-fleged teacher My boy replies, "That sounds exhausting!" So I read, I watch dvds, I play backgammon and chill.So I do what I do with my special needs students - have them do a tast having decided first what they are working for. So I say, "first classes then backgammon."Or "first go shopping at HEB then get sushi at HEB..D uring Saturdays I get excited with all the possibiliites and opportunities for the weekend including doiing tasks I can't get to on weekdays. As Sunday comes I know I will spend the morning at church - getting free tacos and coffee, kibitzing with others, attending services, helping with religious education. These help my body and mind focus.Yes, Fridays sometimes seem like the end of the week.Friday is a time to reflect on my work of the week as I ponder what I did right, what i did wrong, and if the positive moments outweigh any negatives. If not true I spend part of Friday planning how i'll do better the next week. If true I pat myself on the back but still look at ways to make improvements.
To conclude, as long as I combine this self-reflection with self-awareness I figure I'll continue to be a better educator, a better person and continue rewarding myself Saturday and Sunday for my week's accomplishments