Almost There

August 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

My classroom looks less like a box and more like an English class now. I’m missing some books – hello, where are my three torn-up copies of Jurassic Park? – so I need to do a search through the garage.

Gah, I can’t believe I’m worrying about lost paperbacks when there is SO MUCH TO DO.

Right now my class sizes are kind of worrying me. I’ve got 32 desks in my room, and don’t especially want more than that. My school is smallish, and class sizes should be smallish, too. I’ve got four classes under thirty, which is quite nice, but the other two are 35 and 36 strong. I’ve never had a class over 32, and… well, if it’s what I need to do, of course I’ll do it. But I hope it’s not something I have to do. We have an email from the admins telling us that class sizes are still getting balanced out; I just hope they’re balancing mine, too.

They hired three of us to the English department at CHS. I’ve heard a rumor that there were over a hundred people who applied for those three spots. Could be baloney, but regardless – if I have to teach 40 kids, I’ll teach 40 kids.

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