I did it. Yesterday I signed my contract.


The BIG Decision

For those of you that have been looking out for me, emailing me, and giving advise, I really appreciate it... but I am getting down to the wire now and I don't know what to do. I have until WEDNESDAY to make a choice. The position that my school is offering me is for a 7th and 8th grade self-contained ED/BD class. This will be the first year that our school had opened up to 7th and 8th grades, so it is a brand new program, I will not get the same classroom aides, and I will have 4 of the same students (3 of whom I have had for the past 2 years as well). YIKES! I don't know what to do!

People keep saying, "you already know what you want to do, so just do it!" but the truth is, I thought that I knew what I wanted to do... when they offered me pre-k, i knew I didn't want it, then when they offered me 2nd grade, again, I knew I wasn't interested. When I thought that I was doing 4-6 Self-contained BD again, I had resigned myself to looking for a new job, but NOW, this is something completely different. The span is just 2 years, and 2 years where the gap really is very close as far as puberty, academics, social norms, etc. My whole mind has been spinning and I only have until Wed. to decide what i should do!!

HELP, please...


2nd Annual Carrot Day!

So... that 3 day streak has extended itself into a few good weeks. This is a rare occurance, but things are going well... so well indeed that I allowed my students to celebrate their 2nd Annual Carrot Day.

This is an event that we have been looking forward to all year, so excitement has been buzzing all week. We started the day with plotting carrots onto ccordinate grids and figuring out the plot of each point of the carrot, from there we found the comparative and subjugative forms of adverbs in sentences relating to Ms. G winning the Carrot Competition, and once finished, we began the big eat-off.

We are on a break from eating carrots right now, so that the kids can attend their music class and go to lunch, but before they left, Ricky was in the lead at 8 full carrots in just over 1 hour. I on the other hand, have only eaten 4 and feel a little sick to my stomach, but I'm closer to the norm, tied with Jerry and just behind Tyler who has eaten 5 carrots. Nadia and Tay have both forfitted already, but all seem to still be enjoying this orange-themed day.

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