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A Blur

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     The last month or so has been a blur.   When choosing between blogging and sleeping – sleep has won.     My new job is wonderful, exciting, and exhausting.   I barely notice the not sleeping or eating part because I am having so much fun but it has not been without challenges.   I’m teaching in an art room with no science supplies.   I had to bring my own computer because I was only given an overhead  – there isn’t even a functional blackboard or whiteboard.   On top of that, starting in mid-November meant another big adjustment for the students as I was their third teacher since the start of the year.   

     As if that isn’t enough, the curriculum at this point is mostly biology which is interesting but not my forte.     After midterm examinations at the end of next month, we will move onto Earth Science, Physics, and even a bit of Chemistry – all of which are more comfortable for me and areas where I have both practical experience and depth knowledge.   I am extremely good at scrounging and have not only brought a computer discarded by a relative but I also knew where to find a digital projector so I can show pictures and videos.  Friends have donated National Geographic magazines, medical posters, and hand-painted human body parts.    The last two items will be extremely useful when I return for the last big Biology unit on Human Body systems.

     Among my many New Year’s resolutions is more regular blogging.   Stay tuned.   

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