Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One of those afternoons...

So I really, truly, had a good day today.  Was it great?  No.  I have a runner...well, he's more like a walker.  Who up and walked out of my class 4 times today.  But still, it was a good day. 

And then my principal emailed us...emergency meeting after school.  Now I don't know about your districts.  But the county I teach in has what's called a 10 day count.  The Friday of the second week of school the district sits down with the numbers and decides if we actually have enough students for the classrooms/teachers that we have.  Apparently, the district thinks we have too many teachers.

So we're losing 2.  TWO!  Wow.  I don't know about you...but this just makes this crazy.  We've done this before...rearranging teachers.  It's never fun.  But last year, we just had a teacher switch grade levels.  Nothing huge.  This is huge.

The district has issued a list of openings...and asked for volunteers.  I already know of some teachers at my school who want to volunteer.  And I know of some new hires who are freaking out, worried that their position is the one that will be cut.

Guys and gals, fellow teachers, if you've never been in this boat I pray that you won't.  But please pray for my school family.  Whatever will happen will happen.  There's nothing we can do about what is predestined to happen.  But let it be in the best interest of our kids.  That's all I ask.

Monday, September 2, 2013

September Currently

So it's that time again...time to link up with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade for September's Currently.

Listening: Obviously...I'm on season 2 of Friends.  This is the episode where Ross and Rachel finally have their first kiss.  This is one relationship on a tv show that I was ALWAYS rooting for.  Always.  And Ross coming back to the coffee shop out of the rain is just a great scene.

Loving: Labor Day is one of those holidays that most people can't tell you why we celebrate.  But we still get the day off work to celebrate.  And I couldn't be happier.  For real, I didn't set an alarm last night...and it was amazing.  Yes, I mowed the yard and went grocery shopping today.  But at least I didn't have to set my alarm.

Thinking: It is past 10:00 my time.  Which means I should be asleep...or at least headed towards bed.  Instead I'm still updating this.  Oh well I guess.

Wanting: So Wal-Mart has 2 seasons of Friends packaged together.  Awhile back, the only one I could find was seasons 7/8.  I just bought the season 1/2 pack.  So now I'm missing all the rest of them.

Needing: I am grade level chair this year.  And Literacy Rep for our school.  And a Buddy Mentor.  And I have a new teacher on my grade level who doesn't get a mentor that I've been helping.  And I'm Hospitality Chair.  All of that to say, I was BUSY during the pre-planning week.  So I literally shoved stuff in drawers and cabinets.  I need to get organized.  I can't find stuff that I would normally have used and I had to recreate it.  Not cool.  Or fun.  I need to get organized.

Me: I get to work around 6:00/6:15 (our kids get there at 6:55).  And I stay until 5:00...every day.  Our kids leave by 3:00.  And then I bring home lots of stuff to work on.  I need to start leaving as much at school as possible.  I think if I get organized that'll help.
I am running a 10 mile race in October.  As in, around 30 days away.  And the most I've run is 4 miles.  Help me now.
I wanted this blog for a reason.  And yet I forget to blog.  I wanted this as a way to share my classroom with people outside of my classroom...so I need to update more.

Thanks for checking out my currently.  I'm really going to try blogging more.  I promise.