When school starts, it seems as if all hobbies and many other responsibilities blur out of the picture. This, my friends, is why I have not been blogging. And I'll be honest - as much as I would love to keep up this blog and do a much better job at writing on a regular basis, I have to face the music and admit that it probably won't happen. I think I am at a place (for the most part) where I am okay with this, too.
Over the summer, my self-confidence in my abilities as a teacher grew by leaps and bounds. I have done this before! It will be so much easier! I know what is going on!
I think I got a little over confident. Yes, I knew I would still have a lot to learn and a lot to work on, but I thought I would be spending a little less time on things like lesson planning. I was wrong! At least, the past 3 weeks of school have proven me wrong. So far. Maybe it will get easier when I get into the groove of things again? Or MAYBE it will get easier next quarter when EVERYTHING is familiar. Because this quarter I am teaching a study skills class, and I am writing the curriculum as I go. Fun, yes?!
But really? I do love teaching. And it is fun to be teaching my 7th graders again this year as 8th graders.
In other news, Matt and I celebrated our anniversary last month! He really gave me the royal treatment - we went to the Melting Pot and he spared no expense! It was truly fantastic. He got me roses, too. I am so thankful to God for bringing us together. Matt is my best friend, and he is the most patient and understanding person I have ever known.
There is a lot more on my mind, but I really don't have the time to write it out. I've still got lesson planning to do for next week, as well as grading some physics tests. Until next time!