Sorry there weren’t more posts. The year ended up well, the kids gave me a round of thank yous, bottles of wine, and wild applause in assembly, but it was tough because I know I will never see any of them again. I gave a lot of thought to the ideas of legacy at a place. Many want to be remembered and want to have a culminating moment of glory at the end of a job well done. The world is not so generous.
I have a job at Charlottesville High School now and things are getting crazy. I have learned never to move to a new city one day and start a new job the next. Yet I have experienced the peace that passes understanding in the midst of it. But that peace only reminds me that I need to get on the ball and accomplish some things. Because my brain is so scrambled, I am going to write out all that I need to accomplish in the next few days for some therapy.
- renew my va teaching license
- transfer my pounds home to BOA
- choose my retirement plan
- choose health, car, and renter’s insurance
- paint the walls of the appt and find some mirrors
- TB test
- photo ID for school
- set up classroom (mega time commitment), including purchasing cheap couch, carpet, lamp
- write a syllabus by friday
- get more credit from capital one
- iron my clothes
- pay credit card and rent bills
- jury duty form
- phone rebate
- shop groceries
- open a roth IRA
- buy a bike
- buy teacher shoes
- make a symphony out of chaos
Kids come next tuesday. Look for a new blog to start with articles on anonymous adventures as a first year public school teacher. I am attempting to read the book “Letters to a new teacher” while I go.