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Friday, September 28, 2012

Back in the Swing of Things

It has been a while since I posted. School has started and I now have kids that are a senior, a sophomore, and 8th grader. Next weekend we will be visiting 2 colleges in Pennsylvania with our boy.  Where did the time go?  We just put him on the bus for kindergarten!

 I am back subbing again.  Some days are great...and then some are not so great.

 This week I have worn all sorts of hats. 
  • On Monday I was math teacher at a middle school.  Since I am fairly good at math, I actually could teach it and help the kids who were stuck. 
  • On Tuesday,  became a 7th grade Spanish teacher at the same middle school.  Once again, I was very proficient in that so that I could actually help them rather than simply be a warm body in the classroom. The kids were surprised that I knew Spanish apparently. 
  • Wednesday I was in another middle school in another school district.  It was not a fun day since I seem to have quite a bit more trouble with discipline issues there.  I became an English teacher.  It was a miserable day...and a long one.  At the end of it, I had a head ache.  I had to send three boys to an in-school suspension room. 
  • Yesterday I was in an art room in this same district's High School. I had no trouble with discipline at all.  The kids were wonderful!
  • Today I was a librarian at another middle school in an entirely different county than the other two districts.  Actually it was the same district as this school.  I felt entirely at home.  I team taught with a home and careers teacher. 

Monday, September 03, 2012

I Choose...

My summer job has ended.  I do not have anything lined up for the Fall.  People keep asking me about it.  Nothing but subbing in sight.

I choose to trust the Lord.  I choose to trust that He has a plan for me...and that He will provide for me and my family.  I choose joy..and not complaining.  I choose to be a blessing to others...by pouring out the blessings that He has given to me.  I choose to believe and not to despair.  I choose to trust the Lord.

I choose to be thankful because the Lord has taken care of me.  I have never had to go hungry.  Our bills have always been paid.  I choose to be grateful because Jesus loves me...even when I am far from lovable.  I choose to see the positive.  I choose to look around me and see all the good that comes from His hand.  I choose to smile and count my blessings.