after 8 months of 'maternity' leave I am back in the classroom part time. I have only taught one class so far, but it was a bit of a shock to my system. Being back in front of a classroom feels so natural... but even though I had a lesson plan down the very second of the class, my brain just wasnt back in teacher mode. It didnt help that my students are 10th graders and have only been in israel a week... I think there was a little bit of "OMG its israel" in their mindset... which doesnt really pose well for being back in a 'regular' classroom. We still got through 2/3 of my lesson plan so i am happy... and now i know what to do for day 2.
i have been wanting to go back to work so badly that i was caught by surprise when i found myself worrying about how the baby was doing without me. i love working, but she was in my thoughts the whole time. it will take some adjustment, but at least working only part time gives me some days at home.
Purim is coming up at the end of the month, and i want to begin putting together gift baskets. i dont plan on doing anything too elaborate, since i have never actually made them before, but since i love baking its a great excuse. i can makr all the best food and then get it out of my kitchen so i dont eat it myself! i cant believe its almost purim... this last month has flown by!