Saturday, September 27, 2008

You know something big is happening when I wake up at 7 am on Saturday and can't go back to sleep because I am too excited!

I got a new job!
It's hard to even really express how excited I am.
And how thankful.
I've been hoping and praying and trying for this for so long.
I'm going to be the librarian at a catholic high school near here.
The library is a mess!
But I am so excited to do library work again
and not so much teaching.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

Monday, September 08, 2008

say that three times fast.

So I've compiled a list of the top 40 'most interesting' student names from the kids I am currently teaching each week.
[Honestly, I don't know how to pronounce quite a few of them!]
  1. Penina
  2. Bhoomika
  3. Akash
  4. Osayamen
  5. Ebreez
  6. Amna
  7. Amir
  8. Nyvia
  9. Jahair
  10. Soumya
  11. Brietta
  12. Tyshira
  13. Sreelikhi
  14. Yana
  15. Jaidyn [also have Jaden and Jadon]
  16. Nivedita
  17. Chiere
  18. Kenika
  19. Radhika
  20. Asuka
  21. Brodyn
  22. Aleksandir
  23. Asiyah
  24. Maxim
  25. Abena
  26. Kanishk
  27. Aislinn
  28. Aritro
  29. Torsten
  30. Naia
  31. Nyah
  32. Dai-Jahn
  33. Mehul
  34. Nybree
  35. Eleni
  36. Akyr
  37. Denisse
  38. Ciasaire
  39. Maizy
  40. Purva

Also, I have about 98363 girls with a variation of this name:

Friday, September 05, 2008

thurs - after an especially badly behaved class, i had a pretty good one
fri - 3 kids hugged me on the way out [and they had only just met me 40 minutes before]

Thursday, September 04, 2008

trying to find a silver lining, no matter how small

School has started and I can't lie and say it's great...but I really hate that I *hate* it...and I don't like the way I feel when I am there and the way I act and things I say. It's just really not me.

So in order to combat this, I am going to try and think of at least one GOOD thing that happens each day at school.

So here goes:

Tuesday - a 1st grade girl named Maggie came into the library during open house, and her mom told me that Maggie said they had to go visit 'the nicest teacher in the school'...and it was me.

Wednesday - I was completely stressed out about having 4 autistic students and 5 special needs kids in my room for 40 minutes not even an hour after school started...but then we had an assembly during that time, and the kids were wonderfully behaved. Phew.

Today - Umm today was a challenge. I will keep thinking and get back on here soon. ;)