Sunday, September 7, 2008

Update...

I know it's been a while since I've blogged, but that's because absolutely nothing exciting has been going on around here....and it's kind of nice! Yes, we got the house and we're closing on the 26th. We're just sitting around waiting to move, cursing the people who live above us (I swear, it sounds like they're roller skating up there!) and thanking our lucky stars that we found the perfect house at the perfect time!

We've both been busy with school projects. I've agreed to coach the Academic Team at my school and I spend most of my evenings and weekends planning lessons for my amazing students. I could write a book about the dynamics of this classroom: I have perfectionists, class clowns, smartypants, and yes, even a couple of cussers. I still can't quite work out the culture of this school. It's generally positive, but sometimes I feel like I've been left alone to babysit a class full of kids with lots of pent up angers and frustrations. I can definately say this: behavior control comes before instruction in this place and it's very hard to deal with. I can't tell you how much instructional time I lose every day because I'm working out problems or dealing with misbehavior. However, I'm hoping that all the time I spend on behavior at the front end, will improve instructional time down the road. We'll see.

Other than that, we spend our weekends waiting for UK to play and hanging out with Jordan and other friends. Friday night we found a little restaraunt that totally reminds me of Oscar's in Lexington, so that was nice. We'll definately go there again. Next weekend we have to go to a wedding and I have some Writing Project Workshops on Saturday, the weekend after that is our only free one for a while, so I'm sure we'll spend it packing...hooray!!

2 comments:

Meredith said...

I want to hear more about your students...especially the cussers.

I'm so excited for you guys and your new house!

Laloo said...

yay for updates!! I didn't know you were coaching the Academic Team -- Mr.Crawford will be SO proud!!