Long Time No Chat

Well hey there blog world! It’s been a while! Sorry for the lack of posting… Karley is busy being a new mom and equally exciting (not!) I’ve been busy with end of term/report cards. So let’s do some catching up tonight…

Besides teaching I’m finishing up my online course, trying to spend time with friends and family, and keeping up some running/yoga. For teaching, I’ve been working away three days a week in my contract and subbing most weeks on my other two days. Also, I have managed to sign up for a lot of professional development opportunities that have me super excited but sometimes a little overwhelmed – More on these another day! I’m still working away at my goals of improving my math teaching and trying creative things (like centres) in French. Math is feeling like a bit of a roller coaster these days, sometimes I feel like I’ve mastered it and sometimes I feel like crawling into a small space and hiding out… sigh life of a new teacher. The French centres have been going really well and I’m loving the time it frees up in instruction that I can spend in small group settings with my students.

And now for the best part of tonight’s post… Some exciting news!

An amazing friend surprising me with Starbucks and a sweet little baby visit to celebrate my news!

An amazing friend surprising me with Starbucks and a sweet little baby visit to celebrate my news!

I got a job! And not just any job… I get to stay in the grade 7 class I’m in now until June and instead of 3 days a week it will be FULL TIME! This really couldn’t get more exciting for me… Oh wait! Except I should tell you that one of my good friends is also teaching grade 7 on the same team (just down the hall) for at least a couple of months. Seriously?! Is this real life?! Things just feel like an absolute perfect fit.

All this excitement has led to a LOT of exciting new planning and dreaming for me so be prepared for the overload of new ideas that will most likely be dominating my posts in the next couple of weeks.

What are the best parts of this contract?

  • Teaching grade 7 – My favourite
  • Teaching with a good friend
  • Being at one of my favourite schools in the city
  • NOT BEING ON CALL ANYMORE – See ya later cell phone! (Well not quite…)
  • Having job security for 6 whole months!
  • The freedom of teaching a class til the end of the year and being able to really, truly do my own thing

Well that’s about it for me –

How are you, lovely readers? We miss hearing from you!


3 thoughts on “Long Time No Chat

  1. Congratulations on your new job!! 7th grade!? You must have thick skin. But in all seriousness, that is the time when kids/teenagers(?) really need teachers and adults influencing them in constructive ways. It’s a very influential time as kids are transitioning to their teenage years. Is there a specific reason why this is your favorite grade to teach?

    Honestly, you and Karley seem like you have so much to celebrate lately. I love all the good news and positive energy. What a great way to start 2015 – right?

    • We are feeling pretty blessed! 2015 is going to be a great year, I can feel it! I absolutely love grade 7 and partly for the reasons you mentioned – it is a VERY influential time and I feel like I can make a big difference. I also find them absolutely hilarious at that age, they are old enough to really get into some critical thinking skills, and in BC the curriculum for grade 7 is the most interesting to me.

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