In the Alamo

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Oct 14 2012

Where am I…and where am I going?

It’s almost the end of the 1st 9 weeks. I am counting the days toward Thanksgiving break already. I have taken 1 1/2 days off as mental health days. Normally, I don’t take days off until February, but this year is different. While I’m enjoying some aspects of teachig 5th grade, I’m not where I thought I’d be at this point in the year. Honestly, I’m just not enjoying myself. I miss my 2nd graders…a lot…more than I thought I would. Don’t get me wrong- I love 5th grade independence, but I can do without some of the attitude.

I’m confused. Do I really want to stay in the classroom? Do I want to stay in the upper grades or do I want to make a beeline back to the little ones? I can’t answer these questions yet, but they will need to be answered sooner rather than later. I have a new game plan for the future in place. I just need to fine tune it, network and get the ball rolling in a new direction.

I realize I’m rambling, but that’s how my mind’s been functioning lately. Some days, I feel like I’m back at day 1, year 1 all over again.

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