Hello, friends! I know I was not super on top of posting last week. With my mentor gone, I was focused on keeping our classroom running. I have a lot to post about though, so the time gap paid off.
On Thursday, I will have an interview with Carlisle. There is a fourth grade opening at my building, and I was lucky enough to be selected to interview for it. Of course, I am very much hoping it works out because I love my school, but am also working on being understanding and not too hard on myself if it doesn’t. Even if the job doesn’t pan out, I am trying to remember how amazing of an opportunity for interview practice I am being presented with. With graduation about three weeks away, I am desperately hoping to find a job. Jobs wills continue to be posted throughout the summer, so I am a least a little reassured knowing I have some time.
As mentioned, my mentor has been gone. She was on vacation for a wedding Thursday, Friday, and the first part of Monday. It might sound a little bad, but I enjoy it when my mentor is gone. It is the one time where I truly feel as though the classroom is mine. Even though there is still a sub, they don’t know everything I do about our procedure, about what certain students need, etc. I feel important.
During this time, my students who struggle with behavior management acted out a little. Once was when I was alone, once when my supervisor was there, and once when the principal was observing. As stressful as it is when these situations are occurring, I keep reminding myself of how to use it as a learning opportunity. Even though it sucks when it is happening, I will be glad to have had the practice dealing with difficult situations when I still have some backup.
Anyways, I hope Monday wasn’t too hard on you. Enjoy your week and try to stay dry. This gloomy weather needs to hustle up and move out of here!