Monday, June 18, 2012
Thursday was my last day at my school. Luckily it was so insanely busy that I didn't have much of a chance to get too sad. I got lots of visits, lots of treats, lots of sweet yearbook messages, lots of pictures, and lots of thoughtful, caring goodbyes from my students. They made signs and cupcakes and cards for me and I felt very, very special.
I love this canvas from one of my favorite girls. I'm going to hang it in my new classroom.
Yup...I'm going to have a new classroom. Last week I was offered a position teaching middle school in my same district and I took it.
I can't thank you all enough for your support and kind words on my job situation. I'm convinced that it is all the good energy that you put out in the universe on my behalf that led this job my way. The truth is, I've never taught middle school before and I know very little about it. I identify very much with teaching high school. I relate so well to high school students, and I know almost nothing about middle school-aged kids. This is going to be a big, big challenge for me.
But who knows...maybe I'll love it. And maybe it will inspire me to write some MG.
I have a lot of reading and planning to do this summer...a summer that is already packed with travel and starting my MFA and finishing my WIP. So much for relaxing, right? I guess I never did like things to be boring.