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Middle School and Handwriting – part 2
When I first learned that I was getting hired in the district where I currently work, I was beyond thrilled. A school district job! It’s like winning the lottery!
Then I heard the rest…
I would be split between two schools.
Okay…I can live with that.
Two MIDDLE schools. Teenagers.
Ummm, I’m not sure I can live with that!
I can still remember the creep of red crawling up my neck as I answered the principal on the phone. “Great! Looking forward to it!”
A million scenarios ran through my head- Will they listen to me? What if they’re rude? I’m so used to the little kiddos – will I be able to do it? Butterflies were flying wildly in my stomach. Self-doubt had totally set in.
But to tell you the truth – I loved it. The kids were great. Teenagers are just big kids, full of laughter and good-natured mischief.
What really did stink? All the Handwriting. Oh, the handwriting.
Reading messy handwriting is seriously torturous. Like… comparable to squinting at the sun.