I've been learning the ends and outs of guided reading this week with professional development. I'm getting increasingly excited (in a good way) about work. I miss being in a classroom, teaching students, bonding with other teachers, and feeling accomplished. The strategic staffing offer is finally official, which means I'll earn an additional $20,000 over the course of the next three years. It will definitely be a challenging year. A shocking 18% of the fourth grade class (i.e. my upcoming fifth graders) passed the Reading EOG in May. Hence the need for the guided reading workshops! I don't actually know how to teach kids how to read, so this should be a pretty eye opening experience.
Jesse's dad watched Jackson while I was working and Jesse went on the interview. When Jesse finally came home with Jackson, I was alarmed to see his face.
This is why we have to swaddle him at night. The boy cannot stop clawing himself and his fingernails grow faster than I can keep up with. Jesse refuses to cut his nails. I feel my blood pressure rising and months coming off of my life every time I do it.
|The cause of an early death!|