Looks like I’ll be moving on from NKEC within the next few days – I’m suffering from sleep deficiency, and I’ve been sleeping a little better already since making the decision to leave. 220 students is simply too many, and I haven’t been able to shut down my brain when it’s time to sleep at night. I’ve sure learned a lot, and enjoyed my time with the grade 6 and 7 students, but I’ll be looking for a part-time position for next year. Going from tutoring ESL students one-on-one was too big a leap I guess. Everyone has been very supportive of my decision, and I know it’s the right thing to do. The teacher who will replace me will come in on Wednesday, and I’m planning on this being my last week.
I’m looking forward to having some time to concentrate on writing again; it’s gotten lost in the mix while I’ve been teaching full-time. I’m also looking forward to having time to think about Shannon’s graduation and enjoy Liam being home for the summer. The Stage Prophets’ production of The Sound of Music was on last weekend – it was lovely seeing Shannon play Leisl (sp?) and it was an amazingly ambitious production – I’m sure there were well over 100 people involved. Kudos to Mary Hanneman who brings everyone together every year for these performances and who does such a great job of directing.