This weekend I spend most of my time writing lesson plans and completing coursework in preparation for the coming week. This week, while I am still three weeks away from taking over as lead teacher for a period of eight weeks, I will be teaching all day Tuesday and Wednesday. My mentor teacher offer up the opportunity and I would be a fool to turn it down. While I have taught large chunks of the day, I have never been lead teacher all day. It will be an experience!
Since my life seems to be of the all or non variety as of late, I was not surprised that both my supervisor and the principal wanted to schedule formal observations for this coming week as well. Oh, yeah.
And so this weekend I prepared.
I feel ready. I know there will be moments throughout the week, probably lots of them, where I will feel far from ready, but right now in this moment – I am ready.