The Kneighborhood Annex

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I will miss it…

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Well…I’ve spent two years of my life in a middle school in South Carolina.  They were the best of times and the worst of times…actually…the were the worst of times and then the best of times…

My first year in the school was also my first year teaching.  Now I know every teacher will tell you that their first year was the toughest, but I think mine took the cake.  Yes it was tough.  No my classroom management was not good.  Yes there was something in the water the year this group of kids were born.  Some days I dreaded going to school…class.  The only thing that kept me going that first year were my colleagues.

And then my second year came.  This year came equipped with a laptop, projector, and handheld interwrite board.  Without these new weapons, my life might have taken a different path.  With these three little beauties, I could control the attention span of a 13-year old.  I revamped my classroom policies and expectations…and I must say…I had a better year. But then again, there must have been something GOOD in the water the year this crop of kids were born, because there were major differences.  You can only blame classroom management for so long…

I truly did enjoy the company of my colleagues.  I can only hope that the next school I am involved in has a group of teachers and administrators like the bunch that I have come to know.  I will miss you.

OH…and much love to teacher munchie day…I will miss you too.  Oh how I loved the first Tuesday of every month.

For those that would like to help…I’ll be accepting interviews all summer.  North Jersey only…South Jersey need not apply.

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Author: GraKneeToe

I'm a regular guy with a regular job. I write for fun, self-reflection and to possibly impart some of my thoughts on those that will listen. I do not claim to be an expert on anything, but have opinions on many things.

2 thoughts on “I will miss it…

  1. I know that the students and your media specialist will miss you! I have enjoyed reading about your class’s “doings” and listening to their podcasts. I hope that you will continue your journey online with your new students. Best of luck in finding a great school and kids!

  2. Thank you Fran. You were one of my true followers. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I’ll miss CMS more and more as the summer continues and I haven’t found another teaching job.

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