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Kindergarten till the end of the month Finally got word today that the District has hired a new teacher for the class I am subbing for. However she does not start till the 1st so I am set till the end of the month. That's the good news. Bad news is that with my particular start date, processing time and pay days on the 31st and 15th, I don't get paid till the 15th of next month. Hit me harder, go ahead. Anyway I've been having to wing the class planning thing since Friday, taking what the last teacher left (can you believe she only left one week of lesson plans?) and improvising it from there. Think however what good experience this is if and when I actually go to "school" for my credential. Lesson planning? Done that. Resource research? Done that. And all on a wing and a prayer. The teacher I am subbing for had a very good schedule pre set that all anyone had to do was follow. Meet the kids at 7:50 where the nice old ladies who work for Chartwells gi
Makes you really think doesn't it. How come every time the Bushies get into political hot water a new mysterious terror threat pops up that never materializes? I give you Ten examples. Thanks to CJWrites for the link and Keith Olberman for unknowingly letting me plagerize his column found here: The Nexus of Politics and Terror . Number One: May 18th, 2002. The first details of the President’s Daily Briefing of August 6th, 2001, are revealed, including its title - “Bin Laden Determined To Strike In U.S.” The same day another memo is discovered - revealing the FBI knew of men with links to Al Qaeda training at an Arizona flight school. The memo was never acted upon. Questions about 9/11 Intelligence failures are swirling. May 20th, 2002. Two days later, FBI Director Mueller declares another terrorist attack “inevitable.” The next day, the Department of Homeland Security issues warnings of attacks against railroads nationwide, and against New York City landmarks like the Br
Kindergarten Substitute. Well I got a call on Sunday before going to work congratulating me on my decision ;-) and giving me my first assignment. Kindergarten at Troy School #12. I couldn't sleep a wink last night I was so nervous and I won't even tell you how vivid my dreams were. So at 7am I motored down the road to School #12 and reported for work. Luckily for me the teacher had JUST gone on maternity leave and there was an excellent lesson plans for today, tomorrow and Friday (Troy is closed on Yom Kippur). Have you seen Kindergarten Cop, the cute scene where the kids say and ask really wacky things? It's true. This week is brought to you by the numbers 1-4 and the letters E & F. We also did a science experiment with magnifying glasses. School 12 is a very mixed ethnic crowd, mostly black and hispanic, and the class was pretty evenly split boys and girls. Only a couple of kids tried to take advantage of the new substitute but the teacher had put in place s
Wedding Run Well we went to Liza's cousin Eliza's wedding yesterday outside of Philadelphia. The couple paid for the entire thing themself I am told and it was very nice. We drove down in a major deluge with Alex and Liza's mom as well, with the intent to stay overnight at a hotel in the area and come back in the AM. However, though the music and food was great and every one was having a grand time it was quite obvious that the party was petering out fairly early so we decided to just come home. Left at 9pm and got home at 2:15am. Not a bad drive which I did the whole way. I had also driven the last 3 hrs down so it was quite a long day. Wholly worthy being able to sleep in our own beds though.
Offered, Accepted and Rejected or my cup runneth over. I interviewed for a "Marketing/Administrative Assistant" job about two weeks ago now and figured I was way over qualified. This thought was confirmed by not hearing from the company for two weeks. Turns out that I did hear from them on Monday with an offer originally of 35 hrs at 10/hr. After some hard negotiation I got it to 37.5 at 12/hr or approx 450 a week. After much hemming and hawing I decided to take the job on Wednesday, though I had serious reservations because I saw it as a meticulous job and I am MUCH more of a Forest from the Trees guy. This was about two hours too early.. I got a call at RS from the Troy Unified School District asking if I was available. Oh dear.... Well what do you pay? 90/day, but no guarantee of work 5 days a week. (I had kind of given up on the idea of Subbing because the only school district I had a day rate on was Lansingburg which was $65/day). Further discussion with the
Fort Ticonderoga Camporee The troop participated in the District wide Camporee at Historical Fort Ticonderoga this weekend. I posted the pictures at the Troop 611 site . Enjoy