This morning my UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa was delivered to my door. Now, not only can I finish filling out my paperwork, but I can now start looking seriously at flat rentals.
Yesterday I made a trip to Chapters to pick up the book Miss Nelson is Missing by James Marshall to go along with Second Grade Sugar and Spice's supply teacher package on TPT. It contains a number of worksheets to use for your supply teacher, or if you are a supply teacher (like I will be) and you are left without plans, or end up having extra time. The worksheets have the students compare their class with Miss Nelson's class, and among other activities have the students develop a create story about what their teacher is doing while they are away from school. I'm hoping that this will prove to be a useful resource for me.
I've been trying to get through some of my resource books before September because they are too heavy to pack and take with me. At the gym yesterday I began reading The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools & Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day by Julia G. Thompson. It's an informative book that includes self tests so you can see where you stand with your skills. It is an American book, so not everything inside is applicable, but it is still a good resource for the basics.