...And I am spending it doing school projects. Of course.
School officially starts on Monday for both of us. I am super excited to meet all of my cute little kids. I have a very diverse population at Pemberton Elementary School.
Population: 650 students. Ages: 3-11. Ethnicity(in order): African-American, Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, and... other. Large Special Ed Program: Blind students, deaf students, many with down's syndrome, autism, behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and things that they can't seem to diagnose. Oh, and did I mention that a surprising number of our students are homeless? Oh, and there is a magnet program attached to my school, too. Which means that the students in my county who have the highest test scores come to my school to have special 'magnet' schooling (separate from the rest of the kids).
Needless to say, I have a lot going through my mind right now. Although my school is VERY diverse, their previous test scores and behavior charts seem to be great! I am excited to work in this school. Here are a few photos of MY HUGE classroom:
I also started a class website. I have heard that the parents at my school, especially magnet parents, are very involved and love reading about what's going on. So, I am giving it a try to see how many parents actually read it: http://pembertonmusic.blogspot.com/