Friday, July 20, 2012

Big News in My life!

So there are big changes coming my way!
You know I interviewed with the district in my town for a first grade job...well I didn't get it. I was very upset. I went and talked to the superintendent. It was a good discussion-"it was a very strong pool, I was near the top, don't change how you interview, keep trying, etc."
Well I think that discussion with him paid off. That day I applied for the 6th grade job at the same school. It was very late in the summer, I had already signed my contract, not sure if I would be able to get out of it. Well on Wednesday I interviewed for the job! And I GOT IT!!!! I am now a 6th grade teacher! Kinder to! I am VERY EXCITED!
But I need your help. I need some upper grade bloggy friends!  
Do you know of any resources that you love for the upper grades? 
Any project suggestions? 
Any great ideas?
 It is a big class and in the interview process they warned me that it is not an easy class. (I told them that I had THE class last year so I am up for anything.)

I am so excited to be working at this school! When my best childhood friend was in town about 3 years ago she took my picture in front of this school and told me "you will get a job here just like you want to." Well now I can write her a letter (she is on her mission) and tell her that I did! And I might just include that picture with a new one :)  Not only is it the school I have wanted to teach at for a LONG time but it is also going to cut my commute drastically! I was driving 100 miles each day (2,000 miles a month!) for my kinder job-now I will be driving about 16ish. So awesome!
I also told myself that if I got a job here I was going to join the new indoor tennis courts! HOORAY for getting to play some tennis!

So there are a LOT of changes happening here. I can't wait to start planning and setting up my classroom! But it will have to wait because I am VEGAS bound with my mom, step dad and my roommate on Monday morning! We will be there until Thursday! Then I have a bull riding event to go to Friday and Saturday nights. Then Sunday and Monday I will head north to move my stuff from my old school to my new school. Wonder if I can get everything from there in one trip (2 cars)... That would be ideal for sure.

So any ideas, blog recommendations,  websites, other resources. Please share them!


Sarah said...

Congrats on your new job! That's awesome. It's important to be at a school you love. I can't believe you were driving 100 miles a day to go to work! So I guess I can't complain about my 5 minute drive at all!
Good luck with the move up to 6th. I'm all kindergarten all the way, so I'm no help. I'm scared of big kids. :) You'll be great, though!

YearntoLearn said...

Good for you. Congrats on your new position.

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Jessica said...

Congrats on your new job!! How exciting!

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Jenn Long said...

Congratulations! I moved from first to fifth then back to first again...I was thrown for a loop, but love that I had that fifth grade experience...a whole new world!
The first thing I learned...they can put on their own band-aids. Old habits die hard...I went to put a band-aid on a kid for them, and the kid was like, "uh..yeah...I can do that myself." :)
I have a ton of literature circle books that I'm ready to get rid of. I put some in my TPT store to see if they'd sell....but I would be willing to make a deal if you're interested! Shoot me an email if you want!

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Miss Nelson said...

Congrats! Wish I was some help but I've never taught anything about 2nd.

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