This is a sad Friday as this Friday signals that summer vacation is over. I head back to work on Tuesday after having the month off. Darn! Although secretly I like going back to school because a) I like school and b) I also like earning money. I was supposed to go on my 20K run today but I was up with Max for about 2 hours last night (toddler nightmares are fun!) and my hips/quads are a bit sore – so I will go tomorrow early in the morning instead. I do try and avoid long runs on the weekend because they take up an entire morning, which is the main time I can go out and do fun things with Max. The plan is to head out at 6am or so tomorrow morning so we can go to a museum at around 10am.
This morning was instead spent at my new school. I had an interview yesterday and was hired a few hours later. I will be teaching a grade 11 law class. I’ve taught the course before and really enjoy teaching civics, so this should be a good fit. The school is located very close to home and really close to Max’s daycare. I also got a really good vibe at the school – I was introduced to other staff, information given to me right away (rather than me asking for it) and just a much more friendlier vibe. Plus, being close to home means I can be involved with extracurriculars again.
I will be supply teaching in the school (and probably at my previous school) often. I already have supply days booked up. Have I mentioned that I am so looking forward to not spending an hour in the car every afternoon?
Of course this means that it is time to get busy again! I went to Staples this morning to pick up supplies and started organizing what I want to do next week (I am teaching drama for the week as well). I picked up a teacher planner as well. Normally I just use my own personal agenda, but the Plum Paper planner I use is too small for lesson planning. In my very first school they gave us teacher planners that were rather large. I found it easy to plan my daily lessons.
I still have a number of things to do before Tuesday including:
– Setting up a new classroom website
– Planning ice breakers/improv games for the drama class I’m covering
– Creating some new powerpoints (I have lots of material for Law, but want to update it)
– Iron my pants – because believe or not, I have only worn athletic clothes or jeans since June 😀
But it is the long weekend, so I also want to have some fun! I think the Museum of Nature may be in order!
Have a great weekend!!