Updated: Watch Me Burn – Part 49
Hope everyone had a good week! I went to urgent care on Thursday, and the doctor thinks it’s tendonitis of the rotator cuff which is probably best case scenario if there’s something actually wrong. He wants me to try to limit use for a week, ice, and then see how it feels. If it’s better, continue; if not, make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor. I swear, my luck is shit.
Anyway — I didn’t quite make my 25 minute sprints every day, but I did manage to edit three more chapters. I got lucky and ran into a group of chapters where I could actually use material from my first draft which helped boost my mood. I made some storyline tweaks that mean I have to rework some of my existing scenes heavier than planned, but I can use lots of pieces.
Work is, uh, well, I’m settling in. I’m teaching the preliminary unit which I’ve worked with a thousand times since it’s my sixth grade unit tweaked and elevated. I was able to use a lot of my instructional materials and just clean them up and add more speaking opportunities. I’m not really wild about my department chair because she’s never taught French before, and it’s like — she can’t imagine there’s another perspective or teaching style. You can’t teach Spanish and French using the exact same style — kids have different exposure levels to these languages, and they’re more comfortable with Spanish because they hear it more in the world. I’ve been doing this just as long as she has in a different school. She’s going out on maternity leave for most of the year next month, so I’m just going to keep my head down, teach the way I know works, and let the results speak for themselves. Anyway.