Hi, blog word!
After a pretty long hiatus, I thought I’d come back online and post a little bit. I have a new job as a substitute teacher and substitute teacher’s aide for the regular classroom as well as for special needs kids in our local school district. I am on-call every day to stand in for absentee teachers and aides. I have been doing this for the past 3 weeks and I am never doing the same thing twice.
I have substituted from preschool up through 8th grade so far, though I have a certification up through 12th grade. Life here has been crazy busy, but I get home about the same time my daughters do, and I will have the same vacation days they will have.
I’ve worked at their school a number of times and I prefer that, because sometimes I get to see them during lunch breaks or when I take my class to their different “specials” (art, music, gym, or library) and I don’t need to pay for after-school care.
I get home very tired sometimes, but it’s a good experience, even on the days that are more challenging than others. And yes, some days are VERY challenging, and not necessarily the days I work with special needs kids! Ugh – middle schoolers (need I say more?).
I like that I get some income in, while still having enough time to help my daughters with their homework and do fun things like art journaling with them.
I love that at least two of my daughters love to do art with me. My oldest was off reading a book that night.
At any rate, I imagine my posting might be less frequent, but I’m going to resume a fairly regular posting schedule.