Friday, December 28, 2012

The One On Christmas Break

I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas break.  I'm guessing mine can only get better.

We had a blizzard on Christmas night.  Here in Arkansas, that means 6-12 inches of snow. HA!

I was without power for two days.  Not fun!

I have a few goals for the break.

The week before Christmas, I inherited around 200 books.  YIPPEE!!  I need to get them entered into my classroom library and covered with contact paper - Basically get them student ready.

I want to work on lesson plans and get at least a month all planned out.

There is a stack of applications that need to be filled out and sent off to principals.   Speaking of that - thank you all so much for the advice and words of encouragement.  

I find myself missing my students.  Do you?  They make me laugh on a daily basis.  7th graders are hilarious!  It's been very quiet here home alone with no electricity.

I also miss my coworkers.  They are truly my friends.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The One With Change

When I interviewed for my current job six years ago my principal told me HG was the kind of school people come to and stay.  

I really believed that was going to be true for me.  I absolutely LOVE my school, my principal, and my co-workers.  

Turns out  - that isn't going to be me. My husband has accepted a new job with a different company.  This new job requires us to move.

Though I am very excited about this move, I do not look forward to leaving my current school.  It has become home and the people have become family over the past six years.

I definitely do not look forward to the interviewing process.  I do at least feel more prepared now than I did when I did this six years ago.  Now I have classroom experience to refer to.

I'm walking into interviews with three great letters of recommendation - one from my principal, one from a coworker, and one from a parent.

I feel fairly prepared, but I'm wondering if any one out there has some advice.  Maybe you interviewed for a new position recently?  Or maybe you have been on the interviewing committee at your school?

Though I have taught all four content areas in the past six years, I have only taught 7th and 8th grade.  I LOVE my 7th graders.  

I've been dreaming of what grade/subject God might lead me to teach at a new school.  Though it would definitely be a totally different world, I think I would like to teach 4th grade. Part of me would love to have the same kids all day.  My mind runs wild with ideas and possibilities.  

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The One In December

Another month is here.  It's December!

That means it is time to link up with Farley for another round of Currently.