With all of that, I think that blogging will be a great way to help me reflect upon my day, my goals, my challenges, and my achievements. While I will miss my English Lit/Comp colleagues from last year, I have high hopes that my new ITS position (even as only part-time) will be more fulfilling and more suited to my personal and classroom strengths. I have no idea what to expect as Beauchamp enters middle school. As B and I were discussing, middle school contained some of the worst years of our life, socially and educationally. On the other hand, Beauchamp doesn't seem to be dreading it any more than any other school year. That could just be because he is unaware of the horrors that await him. This last year in grad school will contain my capstone project, more research classes, and more leadership classes. I'm not sure which terrifies me more. :) Finally, this will be my first year ever teaching without having a specific close friend of mine in the building with me. She has been with me literally from my first moments as a "real teacher" and I'm more than a little nervous about beginning the year without her close by. Luckily, she'll still be around, and I wish her all the best at her new swanky position in the district office, but her absence will be sorely missed.
Anyway, if there is anyone out there, I hope you'll stick around for the ride. My goal is to write at least one time Monday through Friday, and another time on the weekends. Tweet at me or comment if I get slack. I need reminders every now and then, especially when starting new endeavors. If there is something specific about which you'd like me to write - same process.
In the spirit of mutual communication, I'll end with a question. What new challenge are you facing this school year that excites and terrifies you at the same time?