Thursday, June 16, 2005

A Real Job

Well, folks, it looks like I'm going to be teaching summer school for the next five weeks. This literally dropped out of the clear, blue sky. This morning I woke up with the whole summer ahead of me, at 1:30 I was at a school district office signing the papers. Apparently, the person they had hired originally was a no-show at the orientation meeting, so the principal went desperately through the sub list, looking for someone with the proper credential (as opposed to just a sub credential). So, I managed to get a job without all the rigamarole -- application, interview, etc. (I'm a good teacher, but not a good job hunter.) It was really just sheer luck.

And, this is a real teaching job -- I have my own classroom; I'm getting paid teacher's wages, not the pittance subs get. I start Monday, so I've just got this weekend to figure out the curriculum. I'm teaching a 7/8 combo for reading and math. Remediation, I've done quite a bit of -- except it's going to be a pain doing two separate levels.

So this may, but not necessarily, mean that my pearls of wisdom here will be scarcer. My experience is, though, that the frequence of my posting really depends more on what I've got to say than the time I've got. If I have a lot to say, then I *make* time. If I don't, I end up telling myself "Maybe tomorrow".


mrs.strongarm said...

That's fantastic! Good for you. One of my friends is a teacher and it seems to be tough to get into a full time position. Good luck, I'm sure the kids'll learn lots from you.


Marco Oliveira said...

I'll pray for your success.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Karen. I hope you have a great success this summer. ;-)


Anonymous said...


Good for you! I am very pleased to hear this good news for you!



Anonymous said...

Hurray! Congratulations. Hope you enjoy it - you deserve it.