Monday, August 1, 2011

A little bit about the move

We have moved. We have (mostly) unpacked. We are exhausted.

The move itself went well thanks to family and friends who came out to help us load up the truck and clean up (and unload too). Shout outs to Bryan's grandparents who generously let us use their trailer, my parents for keeping the kids out from underfoot, my brother for being excellent manual labor, and Lee, Adam, Michael, and Jenny for coming out and braving the heat to help us load up. You are all wonderfully awesome and we are eternally grateful.

...goodbye North Highlands...

...hello Salinas!

As you can see we are not quite fully unpacked and we have also decided that now is a great time to introduce our youngest to manual labor.

Today was my first day of new teacher "training" which had both very useful and rather boring parts. It was mostly very useful. I'll be in various trainings until Friday, which we have off, and then start in service workdays next week and will start school on Wednesday.

I finally have my schedule and I have two preps, 3 periods of freshman English and 2 periods of ELD (English language development). I'm both excited and nervous. What I am NOT excited about is having 3 classrooms. It is an unfortunate reality that there are just not enough classrooms and so a few of us teachers have to share. S for my first two periods I'm on the move (the classrooms are across the hallway from each other) and them I'm upstairs in one classroom for my last three periods. Not bad, but not ideal. Maybe next year I'll get a room of my own, for now I'm happy to have a job in my field less than a year after getting my credential.

More later, I hope. The kids are asleep (and made the transition beautifully) and I should take advantage of it and go to sleep as well. Have to be up at 6 now!

PS, I get three weeks for Winter Break. Suh-weet.

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1 comment:

  1. So exciting, you guys are starting on a whole new adventure! Glad the biggest part of the move is done and you just have unpacking now. You know, JUST unpacking;)


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