Hi guys! With only 8 more days of school things are very hectic right now. Here is some of why I have been so scarce lately:
Work: We are in the middle of our state testing right now. Report card grades are due Monday. I had to gather a ton of stuff for some technology thing that was due yesterday.
School: Yes, I'm still working on my degree. I am in week 3 of a 6-week class. Three more classes after this. I will be done in October. My classes keep me pretty busy. Fortunately I have been able to get it done, and my grades are pretty decent, for which I am glad. (Straight A's actually.
I guess I shouldn't brag, but I've worked hard for it!).
Work related: On top of everything else, I have decided (along with 6 other teachers at my school) to go for my National Board Certification. I have thought about doing it before, but I was always so scared that I didn't sign up. We are fortunate to have a teacher at our school who has already gone through the process, and she is giving us lots of tips. This is a major process that won't be finished until the end of March (I told James I can be nice again after March!). If we don't pass, we have 3 years to do it. I hope and pray I can pass it the first time, as I don't know if I will make it otherwise! It is a lot of stress! BUT--when I pass it, it will mean an extra $7,500 a year added to my pay for 10 years (unless I choose to go through the whole thing again then to renew).
I will be teaching Summer School in June (4 days a week for 4 weeks), but it is easy money. No stress, kind of fun, only 10 kids (usually anyway).
So that is why I haven't been around as much. I do pop in whenever I have a chance, but I don't have much time lately for more than a "hit-and-run" visit! You are all in my thoughts!