Saturday, August 28, 2010

New School Year

Summer has officially ended...Quick Trip's fountain drinks are no longer 49 cents! I also just finished a my first week of school with my new kiddos. Let me just take this moment to express how much easier my second year already is from last year. I left school this week around 4:00 on several days. That never happened last year. I feel much more confident in my teaching ability and way more prepared.

Nevertheless, this week was stressful for me because I started Student Ministries at Denton Bible. Anthony has been working with this high school program for a couple years, and he has really enjoyed it. We think it will be a good place to minister together. Being the new person is very nerve wracking for me. I don't like it. Plus, I am not a very outgoing person, so I really had to put myself out there to make conversation with people I don't know. I am hoping that I will be able to make the adjustments necessary to feel comfortable with this group.

Also, adding to my stress was my doctor's appointment yesterday. I dislike the doctor very much, so I had that hanging over my head all week. But, I was very proud of myself for scheduling the appointment by myself, going by myself, and only crying a little bit.

This next week we start pre-marital counseling....I will let you know how that will go.

I love my kids from last year. I developed a special attachment to them because they were my first ever class. I kinda had confused emotions on Monday after school because I was like, "Wait, a minute, I don't even know if I like this kids yet!" The immediate attachment that I had for my kids last year wasn't there, but it has already started to develop over the course of this week. I have some really cute kids in my class! I had forgotten how young they are when they come into third grade. This group of kids is much less exposed to the world than last year's group, which is good. They are still innocent. They also are way higher than my group last year. I gave a math assessment this week, and every one could read it!!! They may not have been able to do all the math, but they can read. Woohoo!!!

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