Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Some Concerns

It seems that they are not going to hire someone to replace the theater teacher that is retiring. The personnel director assumes that I was hired to fill the slot. I was hired to fill the speech slot, but not theater. I don't have a background in theater and would have no clue as to what to do. I also have no desire to take on the theater program including the one act play. I don't know if they are going to just let the theater program dissolve or if they will get someone to take it. I also wonder if they will try to guilt me into it. That also means that potential our class sizes would increase since we don't have a third teacher to teach three of the classes.
I also wonder if I'm even going to be in the same classroom again. It wouldn't surprise me if I have to move a fourth time in four years. I've volunteered to teach an evening speech class if I can come to school later in the morning. I don't know if it will make, but I think I could handle sleeping in each day. I think if I just didn't have to get up before dawn I would function better.
I don't know if I'm going to get everything done before Thursday. Maybe I can get to school early to get a head start. I won't have much time to work in class tomorrow as I'm either teaching or watching performances. I'm going to have to stay until it is all done. I have to get my sub plans ready and get everything ready for the tournament. I have to take a crock pot of something for the coaches lounge. I have no idea what to take since I have to drive 2 hours to Lubbock that morning, then go to lunch, then go to the tournament. Any ideas? Maybe I can go to Sam's tomorrow and get a large can of chili or soup or something. Or I could do queso.
I made spaghetti for dinner tonight. Tomorrow will be steaks. Then I'll be out of town once again. And now it's already bed time again. Where does the time go? (Shhh... I only played one game of Rollercoaster Tycoon tonight.)


Andrew said...

Gives credence to that old saying, "Give an inch and they'll take a mile." As a concerned blog reader, I say you steer clear of the theater position.

You always make me hungry! I would love to try your spaghetti and meatsauce some day. I will have to fix you mine (mom's recipe).

Hope you've had a good day and will talk to you again soon.

Anonymous said...

I hate to get up too early, it spoils the day - I am honestly of no use when I have to get up too early: So I think the idea with the evening classes is good. Doing theater - acting, staging, producing and directing plays - that is a totally different thing than doing speeches, communications and all the things you do now. One can not just "flip" teachers from one kind of art to the other - you would not put a French philologist (Romanist) to the Latin classes (Klassische Philologie)- it is related, but individually different.
And tricking someone into a task by using guilt is just not acceptable. End of sermon.

Crock pot? Is that a slow-cooker? I think you can throw nearly anything into: Meat, vegetables, spices ...


That could be useful. Some kind of soup should go fast and easy?

I think southern recipes start usually with "Dig out the possum ...", but I may be wrong ... :))

It's just me... said...

I'll teach theatre there. I'll do it for free. You should tell them that...

Leann said...

I've missed reading what's going on in your world. Nice to hear overall you are doing well. Hope the whole school things works out for you and they don't increase class sizes. Lord knows they are big enough.

Have a good day and enjoy!

Tammi said...

MMMMmmmm.....Spagetti,steaks.....would you mind setting an extra plate out for me?That sounds terrific!
Me?Oh yes,I'm an early bird.It's like the older I get,the earlier I get up.
Early classes to me,and this is just MY opinion,is the mind is usually relaxxed and able to retain more,as opposed to all the events that went on through the day floating through your head.
But to each or his/her own,I suppose. Take Care,hun!