So I am writing this ahead of time because I know how crazy busy we will be for the first day of school! I will try to post photos before the end of this week though! But as I head out to the elementary school I work at and the kids head out to the school they attend, I am a little sad. I had decided long ago that if I was not a teacher at the school they attended, I would not pull them out to go with me, mostly because of the fear of being pink slipped and they having to change schools again and again if they were following me. I am working at the same school I was at last year, but I had also been pink slipped in March and not rehired until July. I am a planner, and with that fear over my head year after year until I can hopefully get tenured, I feel better that the kids go to their neighborhood school (keep in mind I am going to be switching jobs to a long term sub this year, losing my time as an assistant for tenure purposes, though if I was a regular certified teacher, I would have to start over the tenure process anyways... so basically I will probably be tenured when they are in middle school anyways!).
With a possible move over our heads, this is quite possibly the last year the kids will be at their current school. But I will keep them with whatever school we are districted for if/when when we move. I am a little sad to move them, I am a creature of habit I suppose. I know the teachers there, we all have friends there, it is a little intimidating to have to start all over! Especially for the kids, I did not have to change schools (other than when a new one had been built, but all my friends were there for the move too). I do not know what it feels like to be the new kid in class. So I worry about that too.
So yes, I am worried with the big changes coming this school year. I have a lot to tackle and I do not want to disappoint myself or others. I need to remember to take a deep breath and make the most of every day I have. My best is needed this year, I have a lot to prove to myself that I can do it, even under pressure! Taking over a class halfway through the year, starting my Masters, putting the house on the market, plus the kids activities and other things that take up our time.... here we go!
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