I guess I should start with "hey, remember me?" Haha. Or maybe not. Who knows.
Either way, I'm back. I didn't realize how long it had been until I went to write this post. And even then I had to re-read my last post to realize how long it had truly been. Literally over a year. I guess I got too busy, or this wasn't a priority, or something. I do know that part of it is because I'm crazy and like to write these out when I'm alone. Like, right now, I am sitting on the floor of my wife's old bedroom at her parents' house. Everyone is asleep but me. Got too much sleep last night I guess. I'll pay for it in the morning...
I guess I should do a quick "year in the life" recap maybe?
So here we go...
2016-2017 school year at a glance
new ESE counterpart (only 2 grade levels 3rd/5th)
new testing...lots of testing
And then the end of the year...when 2 of my favorite people in the world and 2 of the best teachers I know felt called to teach at other schools. What do you do when your TBFFs (who are your real-life BFFs) decide to go to another school?
This year I have some new changes as well. I have a new Assistant Principal.
And I'm back in the classroom.
I ended last year thinking I would stay in ESE. I asked to move out, but we were making some changes to ESE, and one-third of our trio was leaving. My principal asked me to stay ESE for one more year.
To help with the changes
To make sure everything went ok
I said yes. Anything to help my school. And she promised me that the next year, a classroom was mine.
But then she texted me over the summer and asked if I would consider going into the classroom now. But that would mean I would have to help the new ESE team as well as continue teaching. Of course I said yes.
Well, first I yelled at my wife from across the store (we were on vacation in St. Augustine, visiting her brother and niece). Then I texted my squad to get their opinions. Then I said yes.
So, I'm going to leave this post on that note. Well, and also with this...I am not changing my blog name, I feel like I am a very Disney-fied teacher. But my classroom is not Disney themed this year. I'll give you a hint...