Monday, August 11, 2014

Yet Another New Beginning!

According to my last blog post, I was teaching 4th grade.  So far I've gone from teaching 7th and 8th graders, to teaching 3rd and 4th graders.  Now what is in store for me?  Let's just say I'm moving up to high school.   

The whole move is because of instability in the district I was in.  Just like my first district that cut me 3 years ago, I was facing an uncertain future.  So, not wanting to be taking off guard, I decided to quit while I was ahead and take a leap of faith.

This change is a mixture of pros and cons.  The pros is that I'm MUCH closer to home, 1.9 miles as opposed to 25 miles, one way! :)  As for the work, I'm going from 12 students in all subjects to as many as 15 to 24 students in 6 different classes, all social studies.

Another mixture is that I'll be teaching at my stepsons' school.  The older one is a senior this year and the younger one in the 8th grade.  I'll be teaching the older one this year, and it will be awkward for both of us, because it's never happened before.  But they did encourage me to take the position when it was offered to me.

I've also spend the whole summer preparing for my 5 different courses, only to change my mind this weekend on the approach I want to take.  Argh!   

Let's just say that it's been beautiful all day, and I spent almost all of it inside working, in my pj's.  The pool was almost 80ยบ and it wasn't muggy outside at all.  But on the positive side, I finished what I needed to do.