It seems new beginnings have been on the horizon quite a bit lately. A shift in teaching direction, not having regular employment and taking on new challenges have been the highlight of the past year for me!!
In the past couple of weeks I have started a new job. Yep, I am teaching full time until the end of the year!
Its been a HUGE learning curve for me but to date I am LOVING IT!! I think what I love most is the challenge. The challenge of something new is actually quite exciting. They say change is as good as a holiday. I can tell you that I really am NOT on holiday as I have been working my little booty off. Last week was fun but this week we are getting down to the nitty gritty!! I am no longer a reliever but their actual teacher.. Yep, kids its going to get tough at times.
One of my biggest challenges is encouraging quiet times to complete work. Not everyone works well in noise or clutter so we are trying to find the balance. I reckon this may take time because some of these kids are quite noisy. Last week we talked about setting up quiet times in the day and to date, its not been overly successful but hey Rome wasn’t built in a day. We do have fun and at times it does get quite entertaining!!
We started small with quiet reading slots, giving them chances to be rowdy as punch and also respecting the times we have scheduled for the ‘serious’ stuff. Its going to take time but we will make it. I am still excited about setting up some cool challenges and see where we end up. Trying to include excitement in day is not something I need to worry about LOL. The kids create enough of that!! I wanted to share some of the cool stuff that is happening along with the sadness recently. Even out of something bad, there is always good. So watch this space for some of the wicked things we get up to in the coming weeks. I don’t want to give too much away – where is the fun in that!! So just watch this space for something cool upcoming!!
Can you believe its August already?? I can’t. Its just flying by. On that note we are currently in my one night of relaxing so I am off to watch some Netfix, if I can keep my eyes open.
Be good and if you find a struggle in that one….just have fun 🙂