I have no idea if anyone is even still following my blog, but I am back. I have no real excuse for why I have not updated since September. Life happened. I had emergency surgery (appendix) at the end of January and was sidelined for 3 weeks. DC-CAS and college applications completely took over my life from November to April. I am starting American University in the fall, Masters of Arts in Political Science! I have turned all of my Fellowship paperwork and should be receiving a payout any day now. I will be teaching either 2 classes or a full load of Social Studies next year (YES!!). I am so excited to move back into the Social Studies realm again. I have missed teaching History. Before my surgery I was at odds with OSSE, Office of the State Superintendent of Education, about my teaching license. My undergraduate degree is in History and they were all up in arms about my teaching English. I took and passed the English Praxis Exam in 2010, with flying colors I might add. After a few weeks and scathing emails, I finally received my English AND Social Studies teaching licenses in the mail. In the upcoming weeks I will be posting about the American History curriculum and general classroom management strategies that I want to incorporate into my classroom for next year. As soon as I get this last damned observation done, I am going to release the students for longer periods of SSR and more time for me to plan during the day. My plan for this summer is all curriculum, since I will barely have any time during the school year. I have been stalking Erin Cordren's website and customized a teaching planner that I am going to purchase next week. I figure the earlier I get started, the more time I will have this summer to catch up on some zzz's. Is anyone else just feeling to-the-bone weary? No matter how much I sleep right now, I seem to still be exhausted by 3 pm.
Anyways, as always, hook up with Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade!