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!
- [8 Aug] #SundayPost: August 8th
- [10 Aug] Gen Pop by Lani Lynn Vale ★★★★½
- [11 Aug] Finding Alex by Helen Starbuck ★★★★
- [13 Aug] #FreebieFriday: August 13th
- 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
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!