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Hi! I wanted to stop by and let you know that …

Hi! I wanted to stop by and let you know that I love your blog! I am an adult college student pursuing a teacher licensure in social studies, and I want/plan to teach high school. I've been looking around for a blog to read and I found yours and found it exciting as well as realistic with the "a day in the life" style that I love. It's especially great since you teach the subjects I am interested in and plan to teach. The way you love your job is refreshing, and how I want to be as a teacher.

Thanks so much! I do love my job, and hope you love yours when you become a teacher! 

Bonus Day

Mrs. T and I finished mapping out our curriculum over lunch today. We’re not entirely satisfied with the timing of things in May, but we rarely are this far out- something aways changes- so what we have will do for now. It’s a functional rough draft. Next week when we meet we’ll put the materials together for the first two units, add new rubrics to our assessment instructions, all that stuff. The goal is to have it all ready to go before in-service starts because those three days just fly.

We also caught each other up on district gossip (between us, we know everything, whether we ought to or not). Mostly, it was about new hires because there’s been a lot of turnover this year; most of it is in the lower grades, not at the high school, but we’re going to have a few new people on our staff. Two of the newbies will be in the ninth grade house, which will be very interesting for me since they’ll both be right across the hall from my rowdy friends and I. Hopefully, they enjoy our cacophonous antics!

The school year approaches…!

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