About a month ago I got a call from an old friend at the school where I used to work. A teacher was leaving in the middle of the year and they needed a replacement. I said no, of course. I have a job, a good one. Then she started to tell me about the position. One double period of Advanced Placement Biology along with three sections of Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES). All college level classes, all great students. I agonized, and considered, and eventually decided to give it a try. The interview was last Friday and it went REALLY well. By that evening I had accepted a job offer. All that remained was giving two weeks notice that I was going to be leaving my current job. Even that went very well, though I was extremely apprehensive. The best part is that even though it is a school of choice with a lottery for admission, as a teacher, my kids will get in automatically. So now I know where they will go to junior high and high school. I've basically been working two jobs during the transition. Teaching my own classes as usual in the morning and then trying to get things ready for the new job in the afternoons. Evenings are full of reading and planning and organizing. I'm trying to neatly tie up loose ends and prep two new courses while ensuring smooth transitions on either end. I guess it is fair to say that it's been a bit busy around here.
Tonight Kurt and the girls are off at a Father daughter dance. The theme is pirates and princesses. Ryan and I got a movie and some snacks and practiced being vegetables. Actually, he vegetated while I worked on collecting and collating and organizing lessons and plans and ideas.