It is official; as of August, I will be teaching 7th grade English Language Arts in Pachuca!
I had a Skype conference today to confirm the placement. My choices were 9th or 7th. I have two years of experience with 7th graders, so it is probably the best spot for me. I’m told that these kids are a lovely group, so I am very excited to teach them. So for at least one more year I will be spending my weekdays amongst 12 and 13 year-olds. My days will never be boring.
I learned a few details about who will be on my team, but nothing much. Apparently there will be one other rookie like myself. I guess we will sink or swim together. Hopefully the latter.
Soon enough I will be sent materials on their curriculum, so at that point I can start making plans. I will also receive my housing survey soon. I am so excited to get the housing assignment. Part of me wants to be close to the school for convenience; another part of me wants to be in the center for the excitement and walk-ability. I am doubtful that I will be unhappy with my placement, short of it being next door to a night club.
August 4th, get here soon!