Friday, August 23, 2013

Five for Friday {8/23} Exciting News!!!

Linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for my favorite day of the week linky & I have awesome news.
1.) Today was the last day of camp...WAHOO!!!! I was so over it & I'm so glad that it's done.

2.) I hade my 2nd interview on Tuesday with my district for the Resource Room position, I thought it went okay. The Super asked me pretty basic questions & before hand my current Basic Skills supervisor, who is also our Curriculum Supervisor gave me some advice, he told me to be dynamic, because I'm a better teacher then I interview. I knew that though. It seemed pretty obvious with 5 interviews this year & I got 4 no's.

3.) But finally my hard work went noticed in my own district because


This year I'll be teaching Resource Room in our 3rd/4th grade building. Not sure yet if it will be for 3rd grade, 4th grade, or both or if it'll be Language Arts, Math, or both. It depends on the numbers.

4.) Now that camp is over, I'm going to go in on Monday & see if I can get into my room. I'm hoping I have my own room, but I'm not really sure. This building is pretty full & the numbers are high. I'll post the before pics after I take them, though it may be a while before I get up any good after pics, because I won't be able to do everything I want until after I get my first big kid paycheck. For now funds are limited & I need to focus on getting binders for OWL binders, composition notebooks, etc. and feel like I've probably missed all the good sales on the things I need. :( On a happy note though Scholastic Express is having their $1 Sale right now. 

5.) Did I mention that I GOT THE JOB!!!! So excited I want to scream it from the roof tops. This December will be 6 years since I graduated from college, but this is my dream district, my alma mater, & where I've been working part-time. So happy I get to come on full time!!!! I truly believe this is where I'm meant to be.

Well I guess I should go do something to prepare, considering teachers report the day after Labor Day & the kids come back on the 5th. 

Have a great weekend everyone!!!


  1. Congrats! Where in NJ? I'm in Riverdale! My old private school went under and I got my new position on my 5th interview! I am so happy and lucky!!

    1. Congrats to you too Peggy! I'm in Franklinville, it's in Southern NJ. Good luck with your new position. Hope you have a great year!


  2. Congratulations on the job! That is such a wonderful feeling! Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Happy, happy Friday! Congratulations! Very exciting:)

  4. Congratulations. That is so great!

    Carolina Teacher

  5. Congrats! What an exciting time for you!


    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  6. Congratulations! I bet you feel on top of the world right now! I give you props for sticking with it and following your dream after all that time because I know many teachers who gave up after less years of not finding work! Hope it's a great year!!

  7. Congratulations Stephanie! The perfect job at the perfect time! So happy for you!!

    ABCs and Polkadots

  8. THanks so much everyone. I'm very much on top of the world right now; however, I'm starting to slide thinking about all I have to do & so little time. Teacher problems, right? Oh well, it'll get done in due time, in the mean time, I'm still enjoying this wonderful high. Have a great year everyone!

  9. Wow!! That is amazing, Stephanie! I am so happy for you!! I took some of the great advice you gave me for my owl AR tree and posted a picture today. We start school with students the same day and I will be thinking of you!!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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