Weekend Wrap-up #323 – School in Full Swing

Posted 5 September, 2020 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Wrap-up Posts / 26 Comments

Weekend Wrap-up is where I share my new books, as well as what happened here at (un)Conventional Bookworms and elsewhere in the blogoshpere. I’m linking up with the usual suspects, AKA Team Tynga’s Reviews and Caffeinated Reviewer.

STS #322

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality is all about the latest additions to my library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  I will (probably) be reading soon. Without further ado, here’s what I added to my bloated shelves this past week:

Lies and Lullabies cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-upDawn with a Duke cover - (un)Conventional Bookworms - Weekend Wrap-up

The Sunday Post #252 – Weekend Wrap-up

Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer, is our hostess with the mostest for the weekly Sunday Post where I’m wrapping things up. It is the perfect opportunity to share what happened here on my own blog, as well as some of the happenings elsewhere in the Blogosphere.

These past two weeks have been very busy! It’s awesome to be back in the classroom with my students again, but it also takes a lot out of me to get back into the rhythm of things. I have six different classes, which means I have 121 students. Of course there are a few I already know from before, but most are new students of mine. This also takes a lot of energy, as I’m doing my best to learn their names and get to know them all the while teaching them. The fact that we have to wear a mask inside also makes this difficult, as I only see their eyes and their foreheads 😀

Tonight (Saturday) I have a few friends from Uni coming over for a socially distant BBQ and celebration of our diplomas. I look forward to seeing them again! I was used to spending so many hours with them each week, and now we’re all in different schools.

This Week’s Puppies in Action:

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Freddy and Hercules just being their cute selves <3

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Did you get some good books last week? What have you been up to this past week? Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and that next week will be filled with awesome!



Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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26 responses to “Weekend Wrap-up #323 – School in Full Swing

  1. agreatreviewer

    Glad your school year is starting off well. I’d bet it would be hard to try to remember new student’s names when everyone wears a mask, It’s hard recognizing anyone with a mask unless you really know the person!

    Nice new reads too! Those are new t me ones! I hope you enjoy them both!

    My StS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  2. It must be so hard now to teach with all the new conditions. I feel for all of you teachers going through this… but I hope things continue to go well for you and stay safe! I’m hoping things get better.

    Have a great BBQ! That sounds awesome! And now I’m hungry for some good smoky bbq meat haha!! 🙂

    Be well this week!

  3. Sophia Rose

    Hopefully in a few weeks you’ll have the rhythm of your days down and be able to put names to eyes/masks. So cool you could see the people you finished uni with.

    Puppies in the sun looks fun. 🙂

    Have a good week, Linda!

    • Yes, I will get used to everything, I’m sure. It’s just a weird back to school vibe this year is all.
      We had a really nice time last night, we chatted and stayed socially distant out on my deck, so we had fun while being safe.
      Thanks for stopping by Sophia 🙂

  4. Literary Feline

    Hopefully some of them are wearing unique face makes to help you learn their names. 🙂 Seriously though, I am glad your school year has gotten off to a promising start. I know it can’t be easy, but hopefully it will go well for everyone. Students here are not in the classroom still–everything’s virtual. A handful of private schools recently got waivers for in-person lessons, and I’m sure everyone will be watching them closely to see how it goes.

    I hope you have a good time at the BBQ! That sounds like fun. 🙂

    As always, I love seeing photos of your dogs. Thank you for sharing!

    I hope you have a great weekend and week ahead!

    • I’ll find a way for sure, and it definitely is nice that school has gotten off to a promising start.
      I understand doing virtual teaching and learning, but I’m still very happy they opted for in-class here. Hopefully we’ll be able to stick with it until summer next year.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. Linda, it is good to hear you’re back at work and enjoying it being back so much, even if it is so tiring and more difficult with face masks. I returned to school this week and can totally sympathise, but I only have one class to get to know and no face masks in our classrooms (we do have face shields for in the corridors and shared areas). Being so tired, I have not read a great deal, but hopefully will be better this coming week as I get back into the routine. Take care and happy reading! ?

    • I’m glad you’re back to school safely, too, Jessica! I wanted to use a faceshield, but we aren’t allowed, they want us in masks… I’m OK with that, though, we’re all getting used to it so it’s the new normal.
      I hope you’ll feel less tired this coming week.

  6. Mareli Thalwitzer

    We’ve been back to school for a couple of weeks now and yes – it’s lovely to be back with all the students. We still have a large number doing online schooling and it’s hard work to do both sections, but at least we can work!

    Hope your week will be good and that you have some time for reading and blogging. Not that easy, I know!

    The Sunday Post #10

    • For the time being, we’re doing only in class teaching, but we might end up having only half of our students coming in, and then we’ll have to use Meet for class so that those who are at home can keep up with what’s going on as well… And I put every document I share with my students in Classroom so that they have access if they have to quarantine.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    I just can imagine your struggle recognizing the new ones and sorry, it is so hilarious to me. I am glad you have things under control though.

  8. It’s always a struggle learning everyone’s names – I used to insist on everyone writing their names on a sheet of paper, folding it and displaying it on their desk so that their peers could also see who was whom. And I asked them to produce their names for the first fortnight… And that was before the days of masks! Glad that it appears to have started smoothly, Linda and hope the coming week is a good one:)

  9. Glad you enjoy teaching. It is not easy to be in school nowadays, I hear that from friends and family who live in other areas as I do. Here in BW we still have one week before school starts again. Thank you for the dog picture.

      • Yes, I see it the same way. The personal interaction between a teacher and a student is always the best. And now, with one week into the new school year, I hear that kids are actually quite happy to be back in school. I am glad that they enjoy going there despite all the new corona rules and other things that are not possible at the moment.

  10. That’s good to hear you’re back at teaching. That does sound difficult to try and learn everyone’s names even more so now you only see their forehead and eyes, but I do hope the masks help to keep everyone stay safe. Your dogs are looking so cute in that picture. Have a great week!

  11. Maureen Bakker

    Ow my.. 121 students? That’s just amazing. How totally understanding that your exhausted. And isn’t weird to not be able to see your students face. What a weird time we life in right?!
    Your BBQ sounds fun. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as you hope. 😉
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  12. Maybe you can recognize them by their mask styles. lol. I had 80 students in each of my accounting classes and they were shocked I knew their names so quickly but I was young and focused then, when I taught at the university, while I was in graduate school. It’s great you can get together with those friends safely! We just stay home for now and we can have pickup or delivery for what we need. It’s not forever. Happy reading!

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