I have tried to write a lot in the last 3.5 months…but it all just sort of got away from me. So. Happy Thanksgiving, and here’s a little update from me!
The first month of the school year was brutal. Absolutely, positively brutal. Aside from the typical new teacher stuff, I am a new teacher in graduate school, so I was trying to so both at once; and added to that is working with one of the most difficult populations of students to teach and having a particularly difficult student on top of the general difficulties of my class. By September 12, I was about to crack. I had a great weekend that weekend though – I went out to a really, really fun dinner with some friends to a fancy restaurant to celebrate one of my best friend’s birthdays on Saturday, September 13. And then September 14, Hurricane Ike hit Kentucky.
And we got a week off of school. And I actually slept. And I finally could breathe again. And I got a little bit of a handle on my job.
So. Suddenly, it’s Thanksgiving. And I love (LOVE) my job. My students are awesome. I love them. School (grad) is awful, but it is a requirement of my job and my job is a requirement of school, so I endure it. I am blessed with two amazing instructional assistants and an amazing speech therapist, who I love working with every day. We have fun at work. I am thriving at work.
So…that’s where I am right now. When people ask what I am up to, I hate to say it, but it is pretty much “work and school.” School gets neglected a lot, but it gets done when it needs to get done.
I am looking mightily forward to Christmas break, and getting some real rest without schoolwork looming overhead. And I am looking forward to blogging again. Kids say funny things. Someone should share them.