It’s been a tumultuous few months. The end of the school year is always a busy time, especially in grade 5 where we need to get our students ready for middle school. I had such an amazing year. Having just turned 32 I must say that 31 was a pretty awesome year all around. I had a great bunch of kids, a fabulous new staff to work with at a phenomenal school. Add to that getting to act and stage manage for six productions in just over a year, and you’ve got a busy but amazing year.
Near the end of this school year I was very sad to find out that I wouldn’t be continuing on at the same school. Numbers were down in the French Immersion classes for grade 5 for next year so they were losing a class, and unfortunately that meant that I wouldn’t have a job there. As I said, I loved working at that school, with that team of teachers so I was extremely sad to leave, compounded by the fact that I hadn’t been re-hired anywhere else.
Luckily at the beginning of last week that changed. I’m happy to announce that I’ll be continuing to teach grade 5 Intensive French, but at a new school in the fall. It’s a school I’ve never been to, in fact, it’s in a community that I don’t know very well yet, but I’m happy to be able to get to know them. It means a new school, a new team, a new set of organizational expectations, but at least I’m staying at the same grade; a grade I’ve taught for three and a half years, so I know the curriculum pretty well.
Tomorrow I’m going to take a drive out to the school to have a look at where it is, and go in and find my classroom if I can. I’m taking over for a mat leave so I want to find out what I’m going to be working with in the classroom. I’ll have a team of two other teachers teaching the same thing as me which is going to be great.
The first time I had to change schools, I remember how terrified I was, going in to a school where I didn’t know anyone and didn’t know what things are going to be like. This time though I know that I’ll be fine. There will be some adjusting for sure, but I’m confident that things will work out.
Here’s to the next adventure in teaching!