Phew, I made it! Ha. As the week went on I calmed down a bit and was okay. I had my meeting with my mentor teacher and I cried and I was totally embarrassed. Ha. But oh well, considering the school year that I jumped into it's kind of amazing it took me this long to cry. She helped me get my stipend which was a relief. My schedule ended up without really have a prep time and I was supposed to be compensated for it and I had emailed the principal many times over it he was never very helpful with any information about it and it was SO awkward. My mentor teacher had me reach out to someone in HR and it turns out I am getting the full stipend over the next few months. I'm so relieved and that felt like a big win. It feels good to be compensated and helps me deal with the lack of time I have been given. The lucky thing about my schedule is that with my Junior High classes it's a lot of initial prep work but then I get to repeat it and it lasts for two weeks. So bit by bit I will plan as I go. This week is a big week.I have to write some really detailed lesson plans and be recorded and observed by the principal twice for a stupid ISU class. I will be a new woman Friday at 10:00. Can't wait. Wish me luck.
We are almost in February. Hip hooray. I hate January for real. I got my first dose of the covid shot today. We will see if I become radioactive or if I've had a chip implanted. Ha.
|Ryan left this note on my bed stand. So cute!|
|I helped Gabby make a hand warmer and then she made one for Piper and Ryan by herself. When I get brave enough this will be the first sewing project I have my students do.|