Friday, May 9, 2008

What a Week!

I can't believe how fast the past six weeks have flown by. It has been a busy schedule and many things have happened at work and at home. Over this past week Daniel and Joe went on a field trip to Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri. As usual, Daniel is ready to go back with the rest of the family (or his school if we won't take him LOL). Last night the family (I'm talking all five boys) sat out on the patio for dinner. Wow, it was really nice. Last summer Joe and Steven put in the patio, and we have wondered how we ever managed without it.

At work it has basically been decided that I will continue teaching Math and Science next year (I am told I am irreplaceable-whatever?). But I spent two days in marathon interviews with administrators and a few other teachers to hire for five open positions at our building. Our school is growing so quickly we have had to add two positions and we had two people retire this year. I will have the pleasure to work with one of the new teachers (new to us, but not to education) and a long term sub and good friend, that is now officially on my teaching team for next year. The bittersweet part is that my other teaching teammate is going upstairs to teach 7th grade Social Studies and I will miss her. She has really made my last three years a wonderful experience. I am not counting days to the end. I will miss teaching these kids and how things are working now, although I am sure I do need a break soon.

The two days of interviewing got the best of me. After the first day, I ended up with a headache that lasted for two days. I am finally relieved this morning to notice that I have finally gotten rid of it.

Have I mentioned that I love Spring? We have had an unusually long Winter this year, and I think Spring has finally decided to stay. It peeked in a few times over March and April, but has just really arrived over the past two weeks.

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