More later when I have the time and engergy, but I did interview last weekend in Bellevue, WA, where they teach all of the Microsoft babies! Its a far cry from Payson, Ut. 93% plus of their kids go to college up there and according to the curriculum director, "kids know if they go to school in Bellevue; not succeeding is NOT an option." Wow. They wrote their seinor English course a few years ago equivalent to an AP Language course, (but they also have an even harder AP langauge course), and then wrote all of the curriculum from 9 grade up to get the kids to the level they want them all to be by 12th grade. Again, a far cry from Payson. Here in Utah there is a "scope and sequence," but basically you can teach what you want as long as it meets the state core. Anyway--it was a little bit intimidating to interview up there--I'm not going to lie about that!
Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy's (with no cheese) Cafe Rio - Shredded Chicken Salad Yoplait Yogurt - I'm a confirmed addict Ripe Red Tomatoes with salt
Four Places I'd Rather Be Right Now
1- Window shopping at Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Borders, and Banana Republic. 2- Doing a Scrap-Night at the scrapbook store. 3- Sitting in front of the fireplace, wraped in a blanket, playing games, and eating popcorn with my family. 4- Driving in the mountains, windows unrolled, radio blasting!
In and out, in and out, the universe seems to be constorting on wether or not it should be for or against me. In the next month I need to find a job, a house, fix my phone, make peace with the jerks at the gym, teach 160 16 year olds full time, and get all the paper work I need in to graduate! All in the next three weeks. I have been spending until 8:00 pm or later at school every night trying to grade research papers, get the school newspaper out, apply for jobs, and do the senior projects and endless lists of paperwork needed to get cleared for my teaching license, all the pointless projects to document my whole existence and evlaute myself as a teacher. I roll into bed exhausted. I still try to teach sunday school and run 3 miles a day. Just ask Panini how brain dead I sounded on the phone last night when she talked to me at like 9:00 pm. Everyone says don't let stress get to you. HA! That is what I would like to say! Did I mention that I lost my debit card too? Argh.