Geez, it has been two weeks since I have blogged. AND it has been two weeks since school started. WOW. Now is a good time because the Mountaineers are losing terribly and I would rather be in the computer room alone that sitting with stressed-out-Josh.
So far, I am really enjoying my school. I have Pre-K for the first time ever and was VERY scared. I have never taught 3 or 4 year olds in a classroom setting. I got some advice, tried it, and so far it is working very well. I REALLY like my schedule. I usually teach around 9-10 classes per day, which seems like a lot, but... I will admit I kind of have it easy. I get plenty of planning time, free coffee all day long, and NO DUTIES. I am the ONLY teacher in my school who sees all 636 students every 4 days... so I get a bit of a break.
Oh yeah, until I found out on Thursday that my beautiful new, spacious, perfect classroom is being taken away from me. We are inheriting a new Pre-K class and they need my room. I AM being moved to another classroom, which is nice, but the move is a little stressful. I need to do it all next week. My new room is bigger. It has a mounted LCD projector with a beautiful sound system. But it is connected to the cafeteria by a collapsible wall... which means it will be very noisy during lunch hours. Last year I had ZERO rooms and traveled on a cart. This year I get to set up and decorate TWO rooms. Not bad.
A cute story to leave you with: Yesterday I got a new Kindergarten student. He was Middle Eastern and after I introduced myself to him, I asked his name. He told me a number of times and I could NOT understand him... poor kid. Instead of embarrassing us both, I just asked him to spell his name for me so that I could write it down on my class list. He replies: A... b.... c.... d.... e.... f...