Baby Sneaker was one month old yesterday!
Not a single person has registered for my class on culturally responsive instruction. Boo! I have sent out emails trying to get people interested, but no luck so far. Only about 17 people have registered total for all of the classes, so it's not like I am the only one who doesn't have a lot of participants so far, but I am still bummed. I tried to teach the course last summer and didn't get enough people to register ( I need a minimum of 10) and I am thinking maybe the same thing will happen this year....I have to figure out how to get people inspired to register!
In doctoral news, the paperwork has been filed to appoint my committee, but unfortunately it takes up to 6 weeks to process that within the university. My lead adviser is leaving the country June 14th so it is very likely that I won't be able to defend my proposal until fall term because not much happens over the summer since professors often take the summer off to travel etc. I was REALLY hoping to defend before Baby Sneaker was even born, so waiting until fall is really bumming me out. I am hopeful that things will move more quickly at PSU, so I can defend before school is out and start data collection over the summer, but it really looks like that won't happen. I am really proud of myself for following through with the parts I am responsible for, so I guess I just have to go with the flow and try not to get frustrated with the university timelines that take so long....
In other news, I officially put in a request to go part time starting in the fall. I am very hopeful that I can just drop the PM class and continue teaching AM Kindergarten at my same school. I feel like teaching two Kinder sessions puts me in the best possible situation to go half time and continue in somewhat of the same position, but I know that it is possible I will have to switch schools or do a different position. My principal was pretty much on my same page when I spoke with her earlier in the year, so it is likely I will be able to stay at my school and teach Kinder, but it's one of those situations that may change, so I have to wait and see what will happen. Bottom line, I want to have some time with my baby so I don't want to work full time and if that means I have to make a change in my job situation then I have to be willing to do that in order to get what I want for my child. FINGERS CROSSED I can stay in the same classroom in the same school and just teach AM instead of AM and PM!!!!
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day/Week to everyone!!!