I'm </3 .. heartbroken! It's the last Tell All Tuesday of the summer. :(
Jaime and Diana have mentioned doing a monthly linky, so I'm looking forward to what they have planned. :)
For this Friday, I'm a little late to the last Tell All Tuesday party. [better late than never?]
a d r e a m .
here are mine :)
If you haven't heard by now, I'm switching grade levels ... and school districts ... and graduate schools. #InOverMyHead
The nice thing about switching grade levels is that I'm only responsible for teaching one subject - English Language Arts. ahhh, my forte! :) Which is what I'm going back to school for - Literacy Specialist at Teachers College Columbia University.
This year, with my planning load being lighter [I hope since it's one subject!], I hope to find balance in what I do:
- plan for one subject
- grade papers for 90 students
- complete my graduate homework
- tutor a few hours a week [$$$]
- spend time with family
* spend time with Jesus and continue to grow in my walk with Him! *
I'm going from teaching 3rd grade for the past two years ... to now 8th grade. Without a doubt, I am *super* excited! But I am also extremely nervous. I student taught 5th grade; otherwise I just have experience "people watching" middle schoolers. You see, my student teaching building and my first teaching job building serviced kids in grades K - 8. I also was blessed to coach 6th - 8th grade cheerleading last year, so I have
some minimal experience with middle school classrooms and what they should look like. I know, I know. I'm buggin' - I'm overanalyzing and overthinking. I'm making it harder than it will be. I need to relax and just do what I do best - LITERACY!
My dream is that I'm going to l o v e teaching middle school. I was told by my previous coworkers that I would make an excellent middle school teacher. I would agree. Not being cocky at all! I just think that while I love teaching 3rd grade and my heart will always be there, I will thoroughly take advantage of teaching older students ..
- posing questions
It was a pleasure to student teaching 5th graders, so I am really looking forward to teaching 8th graders. I hope that I find success as a middle school teacher.