Wednesday, August 23, 2006

So lack of readership aside, I've been neglecting my blog for quite awhile now. Well, I started my new job, and it's been all right. Toss in some air conditioning, and it'd be freaking euphoria. I'm still setting up my classroom, and I want it to be decent looking soon, because Friday is "meet & greet" day for parents and kids to come meet their teachers. I have this sneaking suspicion that I may be surplused because our enrollment numbers aren't as high as we'd anticipated. I'm supposed to have 27-32 kids, and instead, I only have 22. The other fourth grade teachers have about 20 kids. So unless 30 or so fourth graders register before October, then I'd better pack my stuff and sit in the surplus pool.

See, the school district in which I work makes a big production about surplusing teachers when the school's actual enrollment is not as high as their projected enrollment. Who loses in this? THE TEACHERS. We have to pack up our entire classroom, likely during our personal time when we are not contracted and not geting paid.

In any case, I'm grateful to at least have a job. We signed up for medical benefits and everything earlier this week. There's something comforting in that.