La Vive Bohemme
Besides that, I got some surprising news the other day. The principal at the school I work at called me into his office Tuesday afternoon. It scared me half to death because, well, I was being called to the principal's office. He asked me how I would feel about trading classrooms with another paraeducator. Apparently, the other paraeducator didn't get along with her class and was taking a very disciplinarian role in her job. So he said that after seeing me work with my kids, he thought that I would be the best fit. I told him I didn't mind, what else could I do? I might be asking this man for a job next winter.
But in all honesty? I'm scared shitless. For one thing, right now I work in an REI classroom, it has half LD kids and half regular. My new room is the sixth grade self-contained room. So I'm nervous about that. I'm also nervous having a new cooperating teacher. Angela and I have a really good system worked out and most of the time, I know what she needs before she tells me. Now I'm going to have to get used to a new teacher with new expectations of me and who has a new schedule. Don't get me wrong, I like the new teacher, she's really nice and I think we'll get along well. But I'm also not too happy to be leaving "my kids." But Angela's new paraeducator (the one who's place I'm taking in self-contained) teaches 4th grade self-contained math every morning so the para from the fourth grade room goes to my new room and I'll get to go back to Angela's room for that little bit of time. That makes me very happy because I'd miss my kids like crazy if I didn't get to. My dad says it'll give me more experiences which will help with getting a job. Tam and Matthew say it's a compliment. I just wish I wasn't so nervous about it.