January 16, 2009

I AM A THIRD GRADE TEACHER

Oh holy night I have a job. I am a third grade teacher at a K - 8 charter school; Renaissance Academy. This has been the craziest week of my life! I was offered the job a week ago (on Friday) and started working this Monday. I had a weekend to prepare the classroom and figure out what on earth I would be teaching. In general it has been one of the toughest things I have ever done. I pretty much balled my eyes out on the drive home my first day. Did I mention it is an hour away? Yeah so I drop Scott off at school at like 6:30 in the morning. Anyway, it is wonderful. It gets a little better each day. I really do love teaching. The staff members are awesome and everyone is so supportive and helpful. The school is really nice (it's only two years old and just finished new additions as well). It's great being a part of a charter school! They charter in the "extra" that most public schools don't have. There are teachers specifically for PE, art, music, and foreign languages. That's right- they start teaching Chinese or Spanish to the Kindergartners! So needless to say, I have been swamped and still do have tons of work ahead of me. However, I was DYING to update the blog! So, parting words; life goes on. The Lord will take care of you. Worrying is silly and a waste of time. Everything works itself out in the end.

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Check out my school's website: Renaissance Academy
Pictures of the school and my classroom to come soon...This is a picture of me at our celebratory dinner at PF Changs. I LOVE CHINESE!
You can tell how scatterbrained I am with all these random side thoughts... But yesterday I had quite the adventure. I was driving home from school on the freeway and then I hear this weird flapping sound. Right about that time a ton of oncoming traffic was coming into my lane. So, I did what any sensible person would do; change lanes to the left. I sped up to do just that but then the flappity flap sound got really bad. So I quickly reversed my action, just about hit a car or two, and swerved into the shoulder. Then what to my wondering eyes should appear: burned rubber, smoke and a completely blow front tire, my dear. I had been driving 75mph on the rim. YIKES. Thankfully, I hadn't even been parked there five minutes, when a guy stopped to help me. He put on my spare in no time. (And turned out he was an auto mechanic teacher!) The crappiest part of it all was that we had to spend $450 on a new set of tire. Ugh.
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5 comments:

Jami said...

HOLY COW, Becca! That is incredible. I can only imagine how overwhelmed you are! Right now I am doing my student teaching (10th grade)--getting ready to start a huge unit on Shakespeare's Macbeth. I feel so overwhelmed and then the thought occured to me: "How does a person even BEGIN to organize a classroom?" If anyone can do it, you can, though. You're right--the Lord does take good care of us when we put Him first. Congratulations and best of luck! Much love, Jami

McKenzie said...

Hey teacher, be sure to teach those third graders that it goes...
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Haha... j/k. That is so rad that you have a job! I am super jealous. Good luck!

Stacy Dean said...

oh my goodness you have been posting and i didn't even know! sometimes my blog lies to me. anyways, you're a teacher! awesome. i would cry too. but you'll be amazing. and your home is sweet and byu, and and...so exciting. we celebrate at p.f.changs too! weird. we miss you guys a ton, hopefully life is wonderful and what not. i have to eat cereal now. bye!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you have everything in hand.Your Apartment looks great.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say its from Dennis and Jeri

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