Last night I was so confused. Why??? It’s because last night I had Sunday night blues. You know how new teachers feel on Sunday night when they get that feeling in the pit of your stomach because you don’t know what to do and you’re so scared to go to work? Yeah, that feeling! Well, I had it last night.
“What the hell?,” I wondered in confusion. Why am I having these feelings? That’s when I realized it was because I didn’t want to go to work because I’m flying blind. I kinda’ knew where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do with the program, but I hadn’t nailed it down.
Well, I finally nailed it down today. I was making it all so complicated when it didn’t have to be. You see, my school receives Title I services from a Resource Specialist who pulls the students out from class. This was a problem because I need to pull them out and I didn’t want too much pulling out. So, what I was going to do was make a tentative schedule that worked for the teachers until the Title I teacher started. However, the schedule would have had to be changed once the Title I teacher started. Not a good plan. Why??? It would have thrown the teachers and the kids’ schedule off. Since that plan (Plan A) wouldn’t work for me, Plan B was to wait until I could speak with the Title I teacher. But she doesn’t start for at least another week. Was I supposed to just sit and twiddle my thumbs?
No! So, I sat, prayed about it and thought about it. That’s when I came up with my current schedule. The only problem was that I am going to be pulling out on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays. What was I going to do with Tuesdays & Thursdays?
Easy! The answer- push in.
In order to satisfy the requirements of my program, I had to make the students with I.E.P.s a priority. Problem: There were still some teachers with pressing needs. The Kindergarten teacher needs help with classroom management & some immature students who need to learn to adjust. The 1st grade teacher has some students who don’t know any of the alphabets or their sounds, etc. So, the perfect medium is pushing in. Now, my University supervisor can see me in both settings. Problem solved!
I’ll let you know how this works. Thanks for listening and bye for now!