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Thirteen Things I Enjoy About my Job

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

This week for Thursday Thirteen I would like to tell you Thirteen Things I enjoy about my job (I am a paraeducator in a middle school.):

  • I have the privilege of working with some very creative, competent, dedicated teachers.
  • I enjoy working with this age of student (6th grade through 8th grade). It’s not exactly early intervention, which I understand is the most effective, but still there’s hope of benefiting the students.
  • Each day is different!
  • It is heart-warming to observe young people engage with a problem and really think about it.
  • The job is challenging. I need to be a detective of sorts, trying to figure out, with the guidance of the classroom teachers and the Special Ed teacher, the best way to help our young people succeed.
  • I do lots of walking from one end of the building to the other. Exercise is a lovely benefit.
  • I have two children attending the school, so feel more involved with their school careers since I’m there as well.
  • With this job comes the benefit of health insurance, something my husband and I have never had before.
  • I work part-time, so there’s still time for family duties and fun.
  • I don’t work summers (although I do hope to help with summer school this year.).
  • I receive an educational discount at Barnes and Noble because I work in the field of education.
  • Working keeps me from spending even more time on the internet than I do now.
  • Now that my family is growing up, working at the school is broadening my horizons. There is less for me to do at home now, so I needed this challenge.

To be, or not to be, SHORT?

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Here’s an old photo of Seth and me; I think he’s about four or five. So cute but so serious looking. You may also notice that my hair is short and not curly. I’m still trying to decide on a hairdo change. Any advice?

Here is a side view of the same hairstyle: