Married to the Empire

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Back in the classroom again

Just imagine that title sung to the tune of "Back in the Saddle Again."

I have a job each spring tutoring middle schoolers in preparation for the reading portion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test. I had a 100% success rate with my 7th graders last year, and 99% with my 8th graders.

This year I'm only tutoring 7th graders, and it's proving to be much easier this time around. I'm working Tuesdays and Thursdays all during the school day. While I had to move between two different rooms last year, this year I have one room all to myself all day long. Woo-hoo!

Unfortunately, it's also a storage room, so I don't have much space to set up. But, hey! It's MINE!


AnneK said...

Congrats and good luck! Sometimes I think that's the best deal. A part time gig.

*carrie* said...

That's so cool you do that--hope it goes well!

Ann said...

Yay! I know what you mean about limited space. One year I had to have 17 second graders in a small very warm storage room. We had to use kindergarten tables because desks wouldn't fit. And to top it off, I was pregnant with Ethan. But, I could staple things on the walls without needing a bulletin board! I loved that :)

Enjoy the time you have with your 7th graders!