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not enough!

schools are shuffling as there arent enough Arabic teachers. Ive been hit twice as a result and yet another change is coming. I hope that my kids have gotten used to school so that they arent affected too much by the new change. They took losing their beloved teacher a little hard (some of them).

So I have the task of tweeking my plans for the remainder of the week as I will now be teacher alone. An Arabic teacher will come in for Islamic and Arabic studies for 45 mins. It sucks that my teacher has to leave after she spent the last two weeks working very hard to make the room acceptable. I could see the disappointment in her watery eyes. She smiles and says "no problem". I was excited for her as she was listening and learning and I could tell by her responses and how she would think about what I was saying about the teaching/learning process.

Ill be ok, I taught for quite awhile independently as my teacher was pregnant. I just need to think about how I want to work this out because I dont wanna change more than I have to. Effective tomorrow, Ill definitely need to be on the A game. I really do have a good group of kids so thats not a problem. I did last year as well after they were whipped into shape,lol. I still miss them.

Happy "Peanut Butter Lovers Month" !

Im finishing my pb crackers and going to regroup for this weeks plans.

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