Hello blog-land! Very soon, I promise to be back to regularly scheduled teacher programming. Feels like it's been a long time.
I took my National Board assessment yesterday. Already feels like a lifetime ago! I think I did okay. Maybe not 4s on everything but I will indeed be shocked if I don't make the minimum 2.75 (which is like a B-minus) on each one at least. I am SO grateful to my study buddies at ECGen because I think I kicked Ex 3s collective behind. It's the one I had ZERO teaching experience with (emergent literacy) so my cohorts there walked me through it last Thursday and I think I did well. Time will tell!
To celebrate my freedom, I had a touch-up color done and cut my hair short. I love it. Cute, feminine and springy. I will be doing the mani/pedi thing this weekend. I need it!
I took today off too since Middle Child had an appointment mid morning. I always hate going back to work after those mid-day appointments so I just took the day. Enjoyed a 3 hour nap since no one else was home except the dogs. It was splendid!
And now it's back to my life. Teaching. Wrapping up the year. Maybe before June 8 (our last day) I will know what I am teaching next year! Perhaps before then I will find out if I'm teaching summer school or not (the apps were due on April 19 and we still haven't been told if we got a spot. Lame.). Otherwise, I'm going to assume I'll be in 2nd grade again. I want to be. I've gone back and forth on it...but this is where I am needed right now. And teaching the same grade two years in a row has only happened to me once before...so I'd like to do it again! They've made some changes with our Reading Street expectations so my team and I could actually spend September setting up ROUTINES and PROCEDURES instead of pushing these babies into curriculum they are not ready for yet. I'm excited to look forward.
Oh yes...and somewhere amongst all of that, I shall be getting my book ready. I made a fabulously awesome cover yesterday if I do say so myself. If I can keep on myself, it should be done by July and ready to publish by August. Very awesome!