This has been a crazy summer at our house. In July, my wonderful husband got a job in Lake Jackson, six hours away. It is also where his parents live, which is helpful right now. Hubby started his job last week, and the boys and I stayed home, planning to spend the school year apart since I still have my current (wonderful) job. But wait! God has another plan. The district that hired my husband has found a position for me!
That is wonderful, because: now we can keep our family together. Since our oldest son is starting high school, I am SO glad to be with Dad this year (even if said 14yo is grumbling about moving). The town we are moving to is a great place, with great cultural opportunities for kids and community members. We already have a church there that we love, so we can jump right in there, too.
That is scary, because: I have five days to pack up my classroom, my boys, my dog, and get us to south Texas. I will be teaching 5th grade general music and 6th-8th grade choir, something I have not taught before. New teacher inservice starts next week, I have to set up a new classroom, learn the curriculum, select music, and be ready for kids on August 27th. Yikes!
As much as I love elementary music, I am excited about working with "big" kids. It's like I'm just moving up with my fourth graders from last year (except a completely new bunch of kids). I have been a choir director before, so I know what to do. It's just that....in case you didn't know....I'm a planner. I like to think, plan, make lists, and THEN get started. This timeline does not leave me much room for that! But you know what? It's an adventure, and it's going to be a fun ride!
Guess I better redo my teacher binder.....