So one of my three readers asked me how I liked ISS and if I thought I'd go back to the regular classroom anytime soon.
Let me put it this way....we have a an opening, still, for a seventh grade science teacher. It is currently being filled by substitutes because we cannot find anyone who is either qualified or who wants the job (I am so not kidding here).
I live in absolute fear that they will want me to go back to teaching seventh grade science and leave our Happy Little Portable.
So far, I don't think that's going to happen because I've got ISS running like a well-oiled machine and I'm actually pretty good at what I do. And not everyone has the temperament to put up with the kids that tear apart other people's classrooms. But still, a little part of me is praying every night that they find a teacher for that position and they never ask me to leave ISS.
I got into teaching to work with kids, and it's a lot easier to do that when there aren't 35 of them trying to get your attention., And when you're stuck with them for an entire day (or two, or three, or...). And I do good with the kids that are less than perfect. Not sure why that is, but maybe it's because I'm a bit of a snarky bitch and I have a pretty infantile sense of humor.
Regardless. I love ISS. I don't want to leave. It's a great gig. Sure, there are things that can be annoying. Like teachers who don't send work, kids who don't get with my program, and air conditioners that don't work, but I also don't have to grade papers or do lesson plans.
Let's face it, I get to hang out with some pretty entertaining kids all day long. And that's kinda fun.
So if they ask me to go back to seventh grade science, I will, because I'm a good soldier. But believe me, I'll be kicking and screaming when I do.