Friday, January 04, 2013
I realized today that I've been neglecting my blog! Can't have that. After my last post, things got extraordinarily busy at work. I got everyone Pre-k through grade 6, the grammar school chorus, and the middle school chorus ready for their Christmas concerts. It was split into 2 nights. Grammar school went on Monday, December 17. I was so proud of all the kids involved in it! It went very well despite how nervous (ok so terrified might be a better word) I was. The next day I had a rehearsal with the middle school chorus. I have honestly never met a less co-operative group of people in my life. Working with that particular group was NOT a good experience. However, they did pretty well in their concert. But I am quite glad it's over.
After Christmas, the regular music teacher was scheduled to come back from maternity leave. So I have moved on to teaching ESL for adults at a language school in Boston. I've been on staff there since the beginning of November. Until now I've just been called in to substitute on my days off. Starting Monday I'll be teaching my own class and proctoring placement exams. Not a lot of hours yet, but the pay is still good and as soon as more classes open up I'll get first dibs! The other teachers have been really welcoming and genuinely seem excited that I'm coming on board regularly from now on. I'm looking forward to the new chapter in my professional life!