This week, I've been going to inservice at my new job. It's been challenging, but not because the job duties were hard, just because it's such a huge change from where I've been. You know how it is. Any time you change jobs, schools, churches, move to a new town (etc, etc, etc) you can't help but compare everything at the new place to what you knew & loved in the old place. Not that anything is WRONG with the new place, it's just new & different and takes some adjustment time.
On day one, I noticed a weird phenomenon about all the toilets in the building. This is what they look like BEFORE you go potty. This one I flushed (thinking someone forgot to flush) and it filled back up this way. It's so weird. I guess the city's water supply is just umm....yellow.
After a trying couple of days, I found THIS! Oh sweet Jesus. These are my people. This is a shelf of books for teachers to read/swap/trade. Free! It's like they knew I was coming!
Throughout the week, the other teachers' aides and I worked on some creative, cute, fun bulletin boards. For one of them, we posed all the teachers & staff in front of a polka dot background, had them select fun props & took pictures. The bulletin board says "Welcome Back" and is covered in these fun pictures. I know the kids will enjoy getting to see their teachers, principal, counselor and office staff in pictures like this.
While the environment is very, very different from what I am used to, I am looking forward to Monday. I'm ready to get started with kids on the campus! Here's to a new school year!
3 years ago