Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Winding Up.

Though I haven't been a classroom teacher in over 7 years (as long as I taught now, I just realized!), the prospect of the first day of school makes me giddy. Of course, I had grand plans this summer to do some work-related reading and writing for the new school year but par for the course, it didn't work out that way. I'm facing a lot of unknowns in this coming year--everything from my schedule to the work I'll be doing. 
Before school let out for the summer, there was talk that my role would be expanding to include reading intervention along with writing intervention. I'm excited about this but I also don't know what to expect as the program is being revamped, and I haven't been part of that planning process this summer.  With work off my mind, I've taken advantage of our flexible schedules, with no pressure to do something or nothing. 
Last week, I got a letter in the mail about a district-wide convocation which will feature Taylor Mali as the keynote speaker. And with that, my mind is back on school and wondering what the new year will bring. In June, I brought home my notes and journal with the goal of reviewing them and making notes for the upcoming year.  That will probably be the extent of my planning and while it's a strange feeling to have no concrete plan at this point in the summer, I recognize that is the nature of my new role as a paraprofessional...which I guess is not so new anymore, is it?, with a school year under my belt already. 

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  1. It sounds like you are good with going with the flow and with the upcoming year being filled with so many unknowables, it is a good thing that you are.

  2. I can't wait to hear more about your upcoming adventures Nancy :)