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“The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” – Neil Degrasse Tyson

It’s been a really long time since I lasted posted, but the last few weeks have been really busy! Let me try to think back to where I left off in the last post and fill you in on what I’ve been up to.

The week of May 26th to the 30th was a fairly normal week. I did have the Kindergartens in my class for a couple hours Tuesday and Wednesday. There were meetings at the Band office for all community members, except for non-members. The Kindergarten teacher had to go, but the other teachers didn’t. So I took her kids for a bit. That was pretty crazy! Going from having 13 kids to about 21 was a big jump. And the Kindergartens were a little wild being in a new classroom!

I went fishing again on Thursday, but it was a pretty unsuccessful trip. We took the boat out and only caught one fish! When we called it a night and went back to the dock we decided to give it one more try. As soon as we put our hooks in we each caught a fish! We have much better luck on the dock.

Friday I flew home for the weekend. It was a pretty long day. I flew to Winnipegand then had about a 6 hour layover until my flight to Toronto. It took forever to get my bag in Toronto, so by the time I got home I was exhausted.

I came home for the wedding of my best friend, Ivonne. I spent most of the morning at her house getting ready. The ceremony was very short and took place at her house. There was a lot of singing and drumming. It was very neat!

After the ceremony we all headed to Waterloo Park for some pictures. Then there was a break until the reception. The reception was very nice and the food was really good!

Sunday I did a few errands before I had to head back up north. It was hot the last week of May so I bought some shorts to bring back with me. Unfortunately since I’ve been back it’s been cold and raining so I haven’t needed the shorts!

Monday (June 2nd) I flew to Thunder Bay. It was pouring rain all day so I was disappointed I wasn’t going to be able to go to the store. I showed up at my hotel to find out that I had accidentally booked at the wrong hotel. So I ended up being out in the middle of nowhere. It was a pretty boring day but the hotel had a nice restaurant so I was happy!

Tuesday I flew to NSL. It seemed to take all day because I had to layover in Sioux Lookout and Red Lake. But I finally got back around 1 pm and headed over to the school. When I walked in the classroom I was greeted with “Ms Jordan! You’re back! I missed you!” from the students.

After school I went back in the evening to make a drum. It was pretty hard work! You have to pull the sinew really hard. But it turned out well.

Wednesday and Thursday were half days of school because there were Treaty Day activities in the afternoon. Thursday afternoon there was a Native Princess and Prince competition. Monika and I were the only adults to dress up! The native language teacher dressed us up. We were a big hit and everyone wanted to take our picture.

Thursday night there were fireworks. They were actually pretty decent. Everyone was standing so close though, it made me really nervous. But they were a nice end to the Treaty Day activities.

Friday was a relatively normal day at school. Surprisingly a lot of students showed up. Saturday and Sunday were uneventful. I was so tired from the wedding and the week that I just slept and laid around all weekend.

Monday (June 9th) began a very busy week. I had a 100 item long to do list. I had to start cleaning my classroom, write report cards, work on my AQ course, clean my house, and start packing. We didn’t do a whole lot of work except for finishing up units because I needed to write report cards.

The busy week meant staying late a school every day. I even had to go into the school on Saturday. I got report cards done and all but one assignment for my AQ course done on Saturday. I even got much of the classroom cleaned up.

Sunday it was pouring rain. Like tropical storm rain! I thought that the trees were going to blow over. So I took advantage of not wanting to go outside and cleaned my house. I scrubbed everything and started to pack up my clothes.

I don’t have too much left to do this week. The students helped me clean and organize a lot of things this morning so the classroom is coming together. It’s so bare and sad looking now!

This is the last week of school. I head home on Monday. It’s bitter sweet because I’m looking forward to being home for the summer, but I’m not returning in September so that’s sad. I got a job at a reserve down south. I’ll only be about a 3.5 hour drive from home. I’m really looking forward to being closer to home!

Well that’s my update. Sorry it took so long! 

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  • Yay weddings! Everyone looks wonderful :) You seem to have very bad luck with hotels lol. Good thing next year you won't have to travel as much!! Oooh I want to see the drum that you made!

    I think everyone has a huge 'to do' list at this time of year, especially you!! Hopefully your last week goes well, can't believe you'll be home soon!! Can't wait to see you, I didn't see you enough over the Christmas holidays!

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