Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Getting in the Groove

Okay. So. We have an apartment that will suffice until July (lease terms here are from August to July) and we find something more permanent. I have a job as an aid at a school that was built in 1884. Its a 3rd-5th grade school. Because the school is old, it doesn't have the capacity for teams of grade level teachers which promotes collaboration and better differentiation.  The other one story older school is K-2 and feeds into ours. I cover recess duty and then work in classrooms. I'm liking how this is giving me an opportunity to get to know teachers and teaching styles. I'm definitely ready to have a class again. My chances to use my creative teaching energy are limited. Luke was home every day during the work week before 6 and on one of the days he was able to come home at 4:30 so we could try a tandem bike. It was great!
I am loving that aspect to no end. 
Luke needed an eye appointment and one of my headlights went out ON the last day drive from Boise to Moscow. Since new beetles only like to be worked on by dealers and Luke needed eyewear ASAP we tromped up to Spokane and then got to crash my cousin Jacquie's daughters birthday party before they move out of state!
 Aunt Grace and Jacquie
 Katie, Jacquie, Me
 Katie and Faith
 Doesn't Luke look happy?

 Gracie is pretty hard core about the chap-stick application!
 Uncle Doug and Benjamin
 Luke got to transfer his lego skills to princess castle building. 
 I got to have some cousin snuggle love!
 Aunt Grace and Me
 Brandon, Benjamin, Grandma Darlene

So yeah. Things are different here in Idaho. Some great, some good, some meh. I haven't found a knitting group yet. That's next on my agenda!

3 comments:

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