When Shall We Three Meet Again?
"Here let us breathe and haply institute a course of learning and ingenious studies." -Taming of the Shrew I.i
I just put down a deposit for a new apartment-- my first apartment of my very own, where nobody will live but me. The scary thing is how freaking much the rent is. I've looked all over LA and you can't get a decent one bedroom in a safe area for less than $1100.
I am linking this post to the first of my blog entries from the institute in honor of our one-year anniversary. You can browse the rest of July, 2006 there, too.
For ten years I taught Communication Applications, a required one-semester course with no advanced level or follow-up class. I had a group of kids for an 18-week semester (or a 12-week trimester at my last school) and then I never saw them again. Now I find myself faced with the situation of seeing my students every day for the whole school year, and the possibility of having the same students in various classes of mine for three years.
Here's the newest choice to make: Do I teach weekday 5th grade theatre, 6th grade theatre, or both? I will be teaching Reading 6 for 4.5 hours each day, and I have to be on campus from 7am-5:15pm. Will teaching two extra hours of instruction burn me out, or bring enough joy into my life to rejuvenate me? I will also be teaching at least one quarter of a Saturday class which will, of course, be Theatre.