You know, I have been a stay-at-home mom for six years now. I talked to my dear husband about working again. I was a customer service associate at a Dillards department store in Fort Worth. But because my pregnancy was a high risk case, I had to quit work. I was under treatment from the first trimester up to the second trimester of my pregnancy due to a respiratory infection. Then I had gestational diabetes so I was on a strict diet. Although my pregnancy was a challenge, I enjoyed it. The sacrifice was worth it.
Back to the idea of going back to work, my husband said it has to be a non-retail job. You see in retail, you have to work on weekends and night shifts. Also, you have to work on holidays as well.
Now that my darling daughter is in Kindergarten, I had the chance to hunt for a job nearby. My husband suggested to apply for a teaching or a non-teaching position at K’s school. I checked online if there were job openings and I gladly saw one that I was interested in. November of last year I applied for a substitute teacher position. As you know, I taught Computer Fundamentals and Typing at a college in the Philippines. So I had a bit of a teaching background. 🙂 So I was called to attend the Substitute Teacher Professional Development Training/Seminar. Part of the on-boarding, I went to IndetoGo in Allen to have my fingerprints taken (required background check for education purposes). As soon as I submitted all the documents required, I got hired and my sub-teaching assignments will start next week. It’s going to be challenging but it will be fun. Besides, I will be working at K’s school so she will be happy for sure.
It is another milestone. Good luck to me.
K getting recognized for Best in Reading.
It was the Awards Assemblies again this afternoon. It’s the second 9 weeks in school and elementary students who did a great job within this period got recognized today. K and cousin A were among the students who showed and performed their best in school this period. K received a recognition for Best in Reading. A got recognized for Best in Writing. Nine weeks ago K and cousin A both received one of the 7 Habits award – Think Win Win and Sharpen The Saw.
Way to go little ones! We are so proud of you.
Turkeys in disguise.
K’s school had a Thanksgiving Luncheon Thursday. The Pre-K and Kindergarten students had lunch first at 10:15 A.M. My darling daughter was very happy and excited because there were so many parents, grandparents, and guardians came to join at lunch.
After lunch I walked K to her classroom and saw their turkey arts and crafts displayed on the wall in the hallway. It was a family project to disguise the turkey. In the picture below, K was pointing to her turkey in disguise as a Japanese girl.
Thanksgiving Lunch at school
It’s pretty nice to be able to join my child in school’s events and special occasions. She feels happy and confident. I feel the same, too.
I am also glad that many parents, grandparents, and guardians join their students in this special holiday and keeps the tradition going forever.
Darling daughter’s teacher announced last week that there will be an awarding tomorrow. This is for the nine weeks school period. K is getting recognized, and she will be given an award tomorrow. She said she doesn’t know what the award is for so I guess I’ll have to find out tomorrow morning. 😊
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Darling daughter’s school is having a week-long campaign called Red Ribbon Week. It is a yearly nationwide campaign against illegal drugs, drug abuse, bullying, and violence. This is observed every month of October in the United States. This is to raise awareness to prevent these horrible deeds and habits. This teaches young individuals the importance of keeping their lives drug-free.
To support the engagement of the students in this campaign, they come up with Red Ribbon themes for this week at K’s school.
Monday – Wear Red as everyone gets RED-y for Red Ribbon Week, and get a red ribbon
Tuesday – Wear camo or camouflage, Fight Against Drugs and Bullies
Wednesday – Wear sunglasses, Our Future is too Bright for Drugs
Thursday – Wear red, white and blue, United We Stand against Drugs and Bullies
Friday – Dress like a super hero outfit or wear a cape, Power to be Drug-Free
The fight against illegal drugs, bullies, and violence is not only happening for a week. It should be for life.