Friday, September 02, 2005

Bring it on.....

We've kicked back at least 3 candidates.... too inexperienced, too unusual, just too, too much.

So, there is still no IA hired for my autistic student in need of one-on-one. They promise me that a sub IA will be there for us on Tuesday, day one of the new school year.

I have to believe all will be well. If I don't I'm likely to have a miserable weekend. And I REALLY REALLY want to have a great last weekend of summer.

I have to admit that getting back to planning has been something of a joy!! I'm excited in a way I haven't been in years past. It's NCLB, I think. I am rising to its challenge. Dammit, I'm going to figure out a way to make this work!!!

It helps that my class is small. Also,the woman assigned to our class is experienced, dead set on completing her teaching certification, and really anxious to learn everything she can about teaching ED kids.

My new classroom arrangement is pretty cool, if I say so myself. I love the new-fangled HUGE metal easal the principal bought me. It's AWESOME!! Ahh, simple pleasures.

Finally, my energy level is high. I'm sleeping well, and life is good.
So bring on the new year!

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Casey said...

As a SpecialEducator working with E/D, as well, I look forward to reading more of your blog.
I work with 4th and 5th grade emotionally disturbed students and have have for more than a decade.
I have a blog that is directed more towards technology in Special Education, but may branch out into a more behavior management area.
Thanks for sharing!
http://specialeducator.us

Fred said...

It sounds like you are sooo ready. Best of luck on Tuesday!

Mrs. Ris said...

Casey: I bookmarked you. Cool blog. Thanks for filling me in!

Fred: I appreciate all your positive comments... it's amazing how support from "strangers", folks from different states, countries, can provide each other support. And kids and their education are all the better for it. Thanks again.

kevin said...

I wish all teachers had such positive vibes. Are you generating all this yourself?

Mrs. Ris said...

Kevin:I'm a writer. I can't help it. I am full of words.

Generating "stuff" has really helped me reflectively assess what is good about my teaching, and what I will focus on to get better. I do sound like a know-it-all.... :)

Casey: I get the youngest kids in our elementary ED program; self contained for the most part. This year I have first and second graders so far. If a kinder comes along, I'll get him too. I usually end the year with 10-12 kids.

Nelson Pour said...

Super work performed.