I’ve been back in Philadelphia for two weeks. The past week and a half (and the next four) I’ve been in (unpaid) intensive training for nine hours a day plus hours of studying and related work afterwards (and sometimes before, like on Wednesday when I woke up at 4:30am to practice for an assessment). Today is the first day that I’ve had more than ten minutes to eat my lunch. There’s a lot I could complain about, but I’m still really excited to be here and I’m learning so much. Monday I start teaching reading in summer school to a class of 6th graders. Things are moving fast, maybe a little too fast for me to be comfortable, but someone wise once told me that, ‘if you’re comfortable (in life), you’re doing it wrong’.
So, here’s to it being Friday. Finally. I’m planning on sleeping in to at least 8am tomorrow morning. What luxury.
- I received my Praxis II scores today. The ETS and the PA Dept of Education have certified that I have the content knowledge necessary to teach high school mathematics. (Whoot!)
- Two events have been added to my weekend schedule - Donna Summer BBQ and Water Balloon Fight.
- Shorts, tank top, sneakers (no socks) is the best outfit for bike riding. (I kind of forget about this every year until the first hot day, and then - BAM - I’m instantly in summer-fun-time mode. Speaking of summer-fun-time, I need to clock some serious stoop hang sesh and backyard bbq time before I leave this city.)
Yesterday was pretty much perfect.