It has been awhile since I last blogged and that was not intentional. I have just been super busy that blogging got put on the back burner for awhile.
The first quarter is almost done and over with. Wow! In some ways it is hard to believe that it is already November and it feels like we just started school. I honestly have to say, I do love where I work. If you can find the combination of that plus good people you work with, it is priceless. Don't get me wrong, I terribly miss my other co-workers from the last school I worked in. But to be working in a school district on Long Island when I NEVER thought that would happen is just icing on the cake!!
I teach a total of 3 classes but only two a day. I teach 6th grade French, 6th grade Spanish and 7th grade Spanish. My 7th grade class is every day and my 6th grade ones are every other day. I don't remember taking my language in 6th grade every other day but I guess I did. When I am not teaching, they either have me in the testing room (which is great because I get to do a lot of my planning!) or the academic center.
However, my principal came to find me the other morning. I thought I was in trouble when he asked if he could talk to me...ha ha! He asked me if I would like to teach a 9th grade Spanish class over at the high school. The teacher is going out on maternity leave and the rest of her classes conveniently fit into all the other language teacher's classes except for one period. He said he would arrange coverage for the testing room for me during period 3 because that is when I would be teaching over at the HS. I said absolutely yes!! I met with the high school principal on Thursday and the teacher. Next week I am shadowing her to meet the kids, see how she runs her class and then hopefully get the materials. She already gave me her class contract and curriculum outline. She said she wants to make a Google folder to share with everyone who is covering her classes. I am really excited because I have never taught high school before and I am also getting paid more!! HOLLER!
When I was in school, I used to be excited about having election day off. As a teacher, not anymore because we have to go to school for a conference day. Boo! Except my department is going to an AP College Board conference in Brooklyn. Its $185 to go to the conference but we get reimbursed. I am just not looking forward to that long day. I have to drive all the way to work to take the train in with everyone, to take the subway to meet at the conference. I gotta ask what we're doing because as of right now, we haven't discussed it as a department. Might wanna since its on Tuesday!
And on another note, I feel like God cursed me when I got my dog. I know so many people who have gotten a dog...or even two..around the time I got my Lily. They have not had issues like I am having training. I cannot understand what provokes her to bite! Seriously, I am on my third trainer and just ready to LOSE my mind. I am hoping this works (we are using a 'shock' collar and my mom swears that it is making her worse). Say a prayer for me...I feel like I am always asking about that but I desperately need it.