Today is the first day of my summer break and I am loving it! I am totally looking forward to staying home with Chloe and playing with her all day long. At first, I thought we didn't have much planned for the summer, but as I am looking at the weekends, they are quickly filling up.
What I am not looking forward to is the end of summer because once again, I will be moving schools and this time, I am changing a lot more than just classrooms. For the past 5 years (this last year, part time) I have been teaching students with Autism in grades first through sixth. It has been a challenge, but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I loved teaching those students and I have learned so much from them.
However, in order to stay home with Chloe as much as possible, I only want to continue teaching part time. So, in order to accommodate my request, next year my district is moving me to a small group special education unit p.m. Kindergarten at Lindon Elementary. This means that I will not only have students with Autism, but any number of challenges. It will be an adventure and right now I am pretty much freaked out because I have no idea what exactly I will be doing, but I guess I have all summer and next year, which will hopefully be my last year working, to figure it out. Wish me luck!