If you had read my previous posts about my job search and my most recent kinder interview...well...I got the job!!! It's at a public elementary school here in Texas. I'm SO exciting to be teaching kinder! I student taught kinder a several years back and I've been subbing and teaching prek at a private center since. I got the call offer from HR and I'm still waiting to hear what I need to do next, but I have some questions I need some assistance with so I'm prepared to appropriately address (or not) when I go into sign my papers or whenever I get to see the principal. Btw I understand the answers to these questions are different for every school and every district. I'm just trying to get an "idea"! - My fiancé and I have had a vacation planned since March for November. Eberything is set and I'm even in a wedding that is taking place during this trip. In your district, would it be feasible to take 4 days in a row off work being a new employee? Do you have personal days right away you can combine? I hate to think about this just upon getting a position, but if I HAVE to (because I want to go but refuse to lose a job over it) reschedule the trip we want to know as far as in advance as possible! I know every district is different and I'll find out mine when I get my contact but id like to just get a general consensus on this. Would this be something I could bring up to them? Do teachers usually get days even with all the breaks we have? - What was provided for you in your classroom? I have no idea when I'll get to see mine yet! I'm already thinking of all the things I may need to buy! Recalling back to the classroom I student taught in...she had TONS of stuff. Overwhelming for a new teacher with not much at all right now! How were you prepared your first year with materials?? - Any kinder teacher have any advice for me going into my first year of my own kinder classroom?!?