With a new school year comes not just employment but things going on at my church as well. Okay, I haven’t been that busy, but compared to just a week ago it seems like it. Also, I have been catching up on my internet reading since I was down for much of last week. It still goes down daily, but they tell me I have a perfect connection and it must be the work they’re doing in the area. I can only hope it goes away after awhile proving them right, otherwise I’ll be stuck since they’ll never find anything with my “perfect” connection.
Monday I took a half-day job, but when I got there I found out the secretary put a teacher’s request in for the wrong day. They then proceeded to remove the assignment from my job list so I can only hope I’ll get some sort of compensation for it, but if not I least I can have the satisfaction of working only four periods today and getting a full day’s pay for it (the norm for middle school is six periods). The teacher came in to work and decided he was too ill to work so I picked up the late assignment. I did not work first period as a result. Then I found out the teacher only has five periods, helping out in the office a 6th period. That is not normal and they didn’t have me do it, though I did ask about it. To top it off, the teacher has a student teacher so he did most of the work. Cool.
Yesterday was an easy day too, though when I got there I was a little concerned as the teacher didn’t leave any lesson plans. Fortunately I only had to teach one class. The rest were either co-teach classes (you know what that means- the other teacher does the teaching an I help as an assistant) or resource/study hall. As it turned out the one class they were just working out of a packet, so I just taught the next page of the packet and had them start their homework in class. Of course when I got home I found an email outlining the plans- apparently the system allows for a teacher to upload the plans to the sub-system and have them emailed to the sub. Having never had this happen before, I never realized it could do this so I never bothered to check my email before heading to work. Fortunately for me I had pretty much followed the plans without realizing it! Whew…
Besides work I had my usual small group Monday night and tonight I had rehearsals for both children’s drama, which starts up again this weekend, and choir. Since they overlapped, I had to miss a little bit of each. I just wish it hadn’t been the first rehearsal as that is one that people shouldn’t miss, even in part. Well, that’s how it goes I guess. I have two more choir rehearsals next week and will have to miss small group as a result but they understand about that- it only happens a few times a year. I’ll just have to make sure they are set on song lyrics as that’s kind of my job- I usually set up a couple of powerpoints and bring my computer in. That’s one of the nice things about this new computer. I guess I will just have to print something up and drop them off- I’ll be in the same building after all. Someone else provides the music by the way in case you’re wondering. My small group starts off each week with a couple of worship songs.
Well, that’s it for now. Time to get ready for some sleep. It’s going to be another early day tomorrow.