Thursday, September 25, 2008

Haiku Friday --- Tribute to Summer

Haiku Friday


My summer will officially be ending October 6. I may or may not be posting as often after I begin working full time again. Who knows. I may actually have more to say. Below is my tribute to summer.

Today I will be going back to substitute in a second grade classroom, but only for the few hours in the afternoon. This means I will probably teach math and science and social studies. Discussion classes. It should be a good afternoon. This is a class I haven't been in before so I have new names and faces to learn and hopefully will gather up a few more hugs.

The job starting in October will involve working with students in third, fourth, and fifth grades at risk of not passing the TAKS test in reading and/or math. The students are identified from their test the previous year and teacher assesment after the first six weeks of school. I never know for sure how many I will be working with, but we try to keep the number to about five. So I have groups of five for about thirty minutes each or possibly be in the classroom with the students and assist that way. We have done it both ways, and I'm not sure which way the teachers are thinking this year. I'll find out soon enough.

3 comments:

LceeL said...

I'd be willing to bet you are a GREAT teacher. Money. I would bet money.

Honey Mommy said...

What a nice photo!
The haiku to go with it is perfect.
Good luck with your job!

Mel said...

Really nice haiku. Sigh. No more summer. But have fun with the kids -- my husband substitutes too. But he hasn't had any long-term assignments yet. Here's hoping! :)