Daily schedule: I wake up extremely early (it's 5:45 as I type this), get a few blog things done, and then head off to school. I prefer buns and flowing hair to elaborate styles. It's easy, and you never know when you're going to be running around at recess with your kids, and your hair style will be ruined.
Class size: 30
Job for next year: I'm figuring it out. It would be a dream to work at my school again, in 5th grade again, but nothing's set yet. I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch (farming idiom I actually know nothing about).
Currently teaching: subtracting fractions, poetry, text structure, newspapers and brochures, volcanoes and earthquakes, and an awesome vocabulary unit with words such as "provoke" and "capacity."
Funny moments: oh so many. I crack up every day with my students. Yesterday we had a who-could-move-their-eyebrows-the-fastest contest, and sometimes we do a daily joke. It's so important to pause curriculum for a few seconds every day and just enjoy your class. It's also a perk when they say the funniest things without meaning to.
Stressing: One of my favorite professors is coming to see how I implement democracy in my classroom. With anyone else, it would be no big deal, but with her, I want to do my very best, and it's kind of nervewracking!
Why I'm not procreating: I would honestly love to quit my job and be a mother. I'd still want to earn a small income somehow, but I'd love to not be the primary earner. It isn't popular to give up your career and take care of a baby at home these days, but honestly that's the dream. I'd love it. Sometime that will be a reality, I hope, but for now, while Sam is still in school, I'm teaching. And it's a good thing I love it.
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