#SundayPost: August 15th

Posted August 15, 2021 in Roundup Tags:

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!

  •   A Terrible Fall of Angels by Laurell K Hamilton
  •   The Dating Playbook by Farah Rochon
  •   Elite Starfighter by Grace Goodwin
  •   Crooked Crows by Elena Lawson

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Whew, y’all, the last time we talked things were not great. But, I am happy to report that my superintendent of all people stepped in and found me someone to be my practicum supervisor! So, huge weight off my plate!

We started school last week. It was exhausting. I’m teaching 6th grade this year instead of 7th. 6th graders are pretty cool and only 1 of them is taller than me, so I think that’s great. My coteacher isn’t so great. But, I just keep reminding myself that I can do my job regardless of how she does/doesn’t do hers. I need to just think of it not as “coteaching” but more of an “Im a special education teacher in a gen ed teacher’s room”. It’s not ideal, but it will get me through the year. Our district had to cut a lot of positions at the end of last year, and several elementary teachers were moved up to the middle school and she was one of them. They were hoping she’d just leave. The district seems to just move people they don’t think are good to positions where they will be less impactful and I hate that. We just moved our athletic director to assistant principal because he wasn’t a good AD. He has no teaching license or admin license, but sure, make him AP.

But, we survived the first couple days, and that is a win! The AC broke a couple times which made things less enjoyable, but we survived. It was really hot here this week-upper 90’s. Today is suppose to be better (mid 80’s) so hopefully things stay that way!

My college classes are done for the quarter and I get a 5 week break before the next quarter starts. Woohoo! Not gonna lie-having class til 11 pm on Tuesday then having to go to school the next day was not easy. Trying to get finals done after teaching all day was ugly. Next quarter is going to be VERY tricky. I’ll get through it because I always do, but I will probably take a blogging break at some point. I feel like I didn’t even read at all this week. I listened to some audiobooks because my commute is 90 min a day.

So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!

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12 responses to “#SundayPost: August 15th

  1. I love Gerry Brooks! That video is great haha!

    Yay for finding a supervisor! I know that must have been a huge relief for you.

    I’m sorry about your co-teacher. I know how that is. My first year of teaching, I had to co-teach, and it wasn’t the best experience. BUT it was definitely a learning experience. Just enjoy those kids! They are the best part of teaching.

  2. I am glad there was some good news in there about your practicum. Sadly, reassigning teachers hoping they will quit is not unique to your district. They did that in my old district as well. It’s sad because it’s to the determent of the kids. I hope things get better for you and you can enjoy your few weeks without grad classes.

  3. Wow its so crazy to see all the chaos happening at the school you are teaching at, you would think it would be more orderly. Hope things calm down for you more. And have a great week.

  4. It sucks when school districts don’t get rid of teachers when they know there is an issue. I’ve dealt with teachers like that my whole career unfortunately. I see you read Gen Pop by Lani Lynn Vale, I wanted to, but my blog calendar was really full, until a few book releases got postponed. But with school being so busy, it’s probably better I didn’t have others lined up too! Hope you have a good week!

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  5. Do you know the first thought that crosses my mind when I hear about the AC being down in a middle school? Stinky. Lol. 6th grade is good. They still are mostly mindful and haven’t entered the middle schoolness yet. Hope this week goes well and the AC keeps running!

  6. Glad you got some help filling the practicum supervisor role. Hope the AC continues to work, because 90s is no fun without it! I get most of my audios done on my commute, to. One hour each way for me. Have a great week!

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  7. Hooray for the superintendent stepping in to help you! That had to be a relief. Too bad about the co-teacher. People getting moved around instead of moved OUT is a disservice to everyone.

    Hope that AC stays on! I get so grouchy when I’m hot. LOL

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