What I'm Up To...

Hey everyone!

Ok, I can spill it now, but I have to preface it with a confession. I'm about to get real here. First things first, I'm the realist #imsofancy... lol

In all seriousness,  I wasn't going to sub this year. It's ok if you gasped, I think I gasped myself when I finally decided. Which was two weeks before summer vacation. Part of it was that I just wanted to focus on TpT. I love creating resources and just wanted to see what would happen if I dedicated more time to it.

Then another part of me worried about the whole money issue. Would I be able to survive? Would I get bored? I thought long and hard and said a few prayers. And did a lot of think and self reflection. I was good with the decision. I had finally made peace. Then in the middle of August I had a phone call. A 6-8 week sub job. I politely declined.

Then a few weeks later, another school called. They said they had a proposition. A sub job of sorts. Yes, they knew I wasn't subbing this year but to let me hear them out. I said ok and they said they'd call back soon. Well the next day, they called saying that they needed me until January in one position and could I please come to staff development that Tuesday. And then school starts the Tuesday after that. People, I had annual camping plans.  Which would mean staff development Tuesday, leave for camping Wednesday and come back Monday. Then school start the next day.  Can we say stress? Anxiety? Nervousness? Not to mention I was still waiting for my teacher license renewal to be processed so I had no license? Gah! ( It went through and I have it now)

So what am I doing this year? I don't have an exact title. I'm teaching ESOL. I'm also doing math intervention. PLUS, I'm possibly going to teach tech!!!!

Today was the first day and it was crazy but good! I'm sharing my room with one other person, plus the person I'm taking over for is still there this week., so I don't really get to decorate it. I might get to add a few touches next week (after the dude leaves haha).

This is to give you the gist of it. I'm in a portable and you walk in and this is what you see. People, I am THRILLED I have tables and chairs. THRILLED. They only had one table last year, so this is amazing! I won't use this as much, but I'm glad I have it.
This is where I will do most of my teaching. The kids sit here most of the time.

The rest of the room is "dump" room and my desk and the other teacher's desk. Not beautiful, but it's mine! And I'm  not teaching out of the music room or computer lab like the other teacher, so I'm grateful. Really, I am!

Yeah, it'll be interesting for sure. And then what happens after January? Well, we'll see. Maybe then I'll do TpT from January on. Or another long term pops up :)
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  1. Wow...Congrats!!! Best of luck to you. and thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Congrats!
    Last year I think I had about 4 full days to wrap my head around making a classroom "mine" (while the teacher was on mat leave), figure out what I wanted to teach, and get myself to the school. Those 4 days also happened to fall on a long weekend I was spending at the lake. It was a wonderful kind of insane!

    Have a wonderful 4 months!

    Confessions of a Modern Day [ex] Substitute Teacher

  3. YAY! I'm so excited for you!!! You owe me a phone call to fill in the details my friend!

  4. Wow! Good luck to you! I'm sure you'll do great!!



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