It’s Been Awhile…

Hello everyone,

I know that I haven’t been very good keeping this up.  Life has gotten a bit crazy, but here is a quick update for anyone who is interested:

  • I have been subbing around, everything from middle school special education to elementary gym and art.  Art was my favorite so far- I originally wanted to be an art teacher, but then I figured that I would infuse my lessons with art. 
  • This week I have been assigned to be a (get this) K-4 teacher in Cudahy.  I am a bit nervous.  I hear those ankle biters are fierce!
  • It has been a bit high stress as well because I am looking for places to move into in May.  I am hoping one of the people I am planning to move in with will buy a house that we were looking at.  Again, it is stressful being a “grown-up.”
  • It is almost final- I am working on a long-term sub position from April until the end of the school year in MPS.  I will keep you posted. 

Other than that, I have been working my fair share, running around like usual, keeping very busy.  Hope that the projects are not hurting all of you too much 🙂

Have a great week!

Ms. Clark

Song that I love at the moment:

Exhaustion

Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching.  But sometimes I feel like I need to sleep!

I was placed in a middle school special ed. position, then I was moved to 7th grade science, social studies and English, and now I am at the school almost all week.  It is awesome to have a consistent school for a few days, but it is tiring!

Maybe I will see some of you on Tuesday night at the meeting!

Has it really only been about a week?

It is very odd to consider that it was just about a week ago that I completed my student teaching.  Since then, I have worked in three different schools with three vastly different groups of students.  On the days that I did not work, I morphed into June Cleaver and nearly drove myself crazy.  I know that I could never stay at home; I need to work!  Today, I am a special education teacher in Cudahy, which I am very much looking forward to.  But this is the story that I would like to dedicate to my eighth graders…

Yesterday I was with 5th graders in Greendale.  I had the kids introduce themselves to me in the morning.  One girl said “My name is Jessica and I have a question.”  She then broke out into giggles.  I said “Hello Jessica, and I have an answer for you.”  She stopped her giggles for a moment and asked: “Has anyone ever told you that you look like Lady Gaga?” 

I told her “Yes, my eighth graders thought so too.”

What do you think?

 

Another Update!

Here is what has happened over the past 2 days:

  • I have had the first part of my MPS physical which is needed for them to employ me.
  • I had my first day of subbing!  (Yay!)  I was a second grade sub for 12 kids and it went very well.  It was hard to get used to sitting on tables that were so low to the ground (in comparison to the 8th grade desks I am used to)
  • I got a call to sub on Friday afternoon for 6th graders at a different school.
  • I have an interview tomorrow (Wednesday) with the Greendale School District to be a day-to-day substitute teacher.’

My family is now liking to call me a “temp” because of this movie.  Jack Black’s character makes fun of his roommate for being a substitute teacher. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCwy6lW5Ixc

This is now my theme song for the next few months…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ8Ra1JdtI0

Guess What?

I got a call!  I am subbing in a 2nd grade classroom in Cudahy!  I am super pumped and cannot wait!!  Super Bonus:  they start school at 8:00, which means that I can take my time this morning and post this 🙂

Hope all of you had a great weekend and got to sleep in a bit.   Have a great Tuesday!

This Weekend

This weekend has been very surreal.  It is hard to believe that I am all done with school and student teaching!  I am going to be taking a class at UWM that is about the Civil Rights Movement and Milwaukee (which I hope to learn a lot more about!) on Thursday nights.  I am very much looking forward to it!

If you think that I celebrated this weekend, you are very mistaken.  My house is impeccably clean after I cleaned it from top to bottom Friday and Saturday.  Next on my list: doing my taxes.  How exciting!

For the Musically Inclined…

Goggles Pizano!

Here is the link to Mr. Skonecki’s reference this morning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgPv37EKkv8

Body Worlds

For those of you who are working on your body exams, here are a few pictures of actual bodies that have been “dissected” and preserved.  The Body Worlds exhibit was shown at the Milwaukee Public Museum and is currently traveling around the world.

Citation Guide

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/

This is a website published by Purdue University.  The website breaks down how to publish online sources in your words cited page that will be required with your rough and final draft of your research paper.

There are many other websites out there about how to cite sources, and some of the citations are slightly different.  At times, it may be that one source says to use a period while the other says a comma should be used instead.  Purdue’s Online Writing Lab is a credible source that is very easy to understand.

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