On a whim, I decided to enroll in a summer seminar class to make me a better writing teacher. It's through the National Writing Project, and so far, I'm really happy that I applied. Intense, but I think I will become a better teacher from it.
In other news, I've managed to fritter away my time still worrying about those shoes I was obsessed with in my last post. I almost bought the turquoise pair. In a slightly wrong size. For too much money. The boy ridiculed me, and probably thought I'd lost my mind. I didn't buy them though. :)
We're going to go pick up my car; the one that my parents have been holding hostage. I have Friday off for research, so I leave you with a picture of herbie and me! In an hour or so, we will be reunited.
So I've spent my Saturday worrying about how I'm going to get my car back from my parents, how I'm going to go get lots of (important) stuff that I've left at the lake, and trying to catch up on my online class. I've basically just spent all this time worrying and talking to people over and over about it, instead of actually making any progress. But none of it really matters, because I feel confident that everything will work out. Anyways, here is a cute pair of shoes that I won't be buying. Although, if they made it to the final sale section, I'd get them.
Yesterday was the last day of school and my last day as a first year teacher! It was a little sad to see the kids go, but I think everyone was ready for summer. My kiddos are ready for high school (I hope).
In other news something very exciting happened to me yesterday. I got a job near the boy teaching 9th and 10th grade. Yes, at last we will no longer be in a long distance relationship. No more sad Sunday nights. I'm so happy that I found out, so I could properly leave my school. Today, I worked really hard to set things up for the new teacher, so hopefully she/he will have a good year. It was hard to say goodbye to everyone, but I think I left on a really positive note. My team was wonderful and I'm sure I won't have a better group to work with.
But I'm going to get to teach LITERATURE in addition to writing. Amen. I am so excited about that. And I will be close to the boy. Amazing.