Thursday, January 31, 2008

February already?

Wow this blog has been taking a blow. I haven't been posting much at all. Most of the reason is I just feel like every post I write about work will just be littered with complaints about how I hate working with one of my teaching partners.

She acts dumb so she doesn't have to do anything.

She takes stuff from us (tests we make, etc.) and will not bother "lending a hand" and doing something herself without having to be told.

She never takes initiative.

She doesn't share any resources she does with her students. I walk in on her class (unfortunately we share a sink which happens to be in her room) and will see her kids working on stuff that I've never seen before. Hence no sharing.

No sharing yet taking what we've got = selfish bitch.

Even though I would like to teach grade 1 again, I'm asking for a grade change. We're allowed three choices. Grade 1 will not make the cut.


She ignores me unless she needs something = bitch

And these are my days. Hence the lack of posting. I hope that your years are going better than mine is.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Back At It

Two weeks into it and I already feel like an old lady. I don't know what it is but I can't believe how tired I can get (so easily too) throughout the day. Nevermind the fact that my sleeping patterns are off. Or that I don't make my lunch the night before so I rush to get it done in the morning.

My new year's resolution was to get to school before the bell rings. Preferably an hour before. I've been doing alright with this but have slowly (actually not slowly at all) crept to the 8:30 mark. Must do better with this because I hate feeling rushed in the morning before the kids get there.

Teaching neighbour is at her best. She ignores me until she needs something and then acts all sweet. Fuck her. If you don't want to talk to me then don't talk to me EVER. I hate that she's my neighbour and she's the one reason why I'd want to ask for a different grade next year even though I'd like to teach grade 1 for at least one more year. Gah!

I have some kids who are acting up. Kids who have the potential of acting up but were doing so well before the break are now irking me to no end. And the attitude is something that I won't tolerate. Little fuckers.

I'm enrolled in two courses that start soon (boo!). Reading part 1 and Religious Education part 2. Reading is on-line through Queen's and Religion is through my board and is on-site (2 nights a week from 5:30 - 9pm). Yippee. Whatever ... it has to be done. I might as well get everything I need to get done for admin now (in terms of courses) and be done with it. By the end of the summer I'll have my Religion Specialist, I've just graduated with my Master's and I'm completing my 5th year of teaching and have 3 certified divisions, which technically means I can take my Principal courses if I want to. I think I'll hold off on that for another year or two. Get even more involved with school committees, voice my intentions to my principal and v-principal. All that fun stuff.

Yay for having no life and being able to do all this stuff at such an early age!