Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's been years.....

I know it's been a million years since I've posted on this here blog, but I've been a little busy. Since the end of July, I have had such a whirl wind life experience!

I was just about to concede and accept that I may not be teaching this school year. I had researched the ideas of making and selling crap on etsy and ebay. And low and behold....I got the call. I had an interview for a second grade position in the district where I student taught last year. With a huge ball of nerves and new business suit, I entered the interview and totally nailed it. I got the call the very next day and it was all I could do not to scream into the Principal's ear when she told me I got the job.

The task that lay ahead was something that I had studied, waited and prepared for for years! Upon gaining access to my new classroom just one week before district meetings began, I walked in to find this......

Please take notice that I didn't even have a teacher's desk yet. Not to mention that I still had to move all my own stuff in. Needless to say, it is now mid-October and I finally feel settled in.

My class is reasonably small, only 16 students, but holy shit they are wild! The first 6-7 weeks was me being a bad ass drill sergeant and maintaining balance and sanity. We have finally reach a point that I can ease off them a little bit and we are having some fun.

Besides that, Ivan started first grade and is doing great. He's reading and writing and loving it....well, not exactly. But he's doing it! He's becoming a good reader but a reluctant one. I keep trying to entice him with cool books but he's still not interested.

Luci is almost three and has a ton of sass and attitude. She's trying to figure out the potty thing and likes getting stickers when she goes. The other day she went on the potty and I told her she was a big girl. She replied with, "Can I go to school now?" I know who my scholar will be.

Jake and I took a much needed weekend trip to Starved Rock State Park for a weekend without kids and it was wonderful. We ate, shopped, ate, hiked and ate some more. It's amazing to me how much I enjoy his company when we have time alone.

Halloween is upon us now and I just pray that the coming months won't be nearly as scary as the previous!

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