I mentioned I landed a new job and now I can share the details! Next year I will be teaching Reading at Elkhorn Middle School! I will have one section of 8th grade and five sections of 7th. Though nervous as change is always a bit unsettling.. I am so excited :)
Books I've read/am reading:
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult = *****
Fascinating views on racism-- I've found myself more and more intrigued by this topic and finding books that investigate it more.
Thunderhead by Shusterman = ***** The second book in the Scythe series. Maybe the first time the second book was better than the first!! Fantastic dystopian YA read.
A Wrinkle in Time by L'Engle = *** I'm listening to it because it's a book I may be able to teach next year to my new 7th graders. I read it in elementary school but didn't remember it that well. It's ... okay. I despise the audio book's narrator, but some of the language annoys me too. Idk. Ehh.
ONE. A few days ago, Luke and I were saying his prayers at night. Following our typical routine, he ZOOMED through the Angel of God prayer so he "could win me." Then he said, "Dear Jesus, Thank you for nails, screwdrivers, boards, walls, poop, wheels, fire trucks, and butts." And he said all of that in a Darth Vader voice. I hope Jesus found it as humorous as I did! Toddlers are hilarious.
TWO. However, he also cut open my forehead with a microwave door at Lowe's! Holding him since he refused to stay in the cart, I was leaning in to look at the oven specs when he reached up, opened the metal microwave door right into my face! It bled and everything. BUT we did leave with a new oven + microwave combo! Wooooo! (Our dishwasher and fridge are black, but we went with this combo. They are more muted looking in person-- not as bright and shiny as they appear in these pics. I'm hoping it's not a huge deal when reselling... )
1. My phone's screen has been cracked for the last ... 8 months? WRONG! I had a freaking screen protector on it and forgot. Ha. It actually still looks brand-spanking-new. (Fingers crossed I don't drop it before a new screen protector arrives on Saturday.) I also impulsively bought a new phone cover... I needed a change.
2. Speaking of change... I landed a new job! Details to come later once things are 100% official. I'm nervous (since it's a big change!) but so excited -- for new challenges, meeting new people, new curriculum to learn. Honestly, I enjoy my job now, but the commute is 30 minutes in the morning and 50 minutes after school including getting the kids from daycare -- and that's in perfect traffic/weather. Now my commute will be 9 minutes, with no rush hour traffic.
3. I also just signed up to be an Usborne Book Consultant! Reading is totally my jam. I read all the time, so obviously I love having all sorts of books around for my kids too. I don't …