I can't believe it!!

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  1. MATgrad

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    I actually have an interview tommorrow!! They called me about 10 minutes ago and it's scheduled for tommorrow. I also got a call this morning for a different school. That interview is this evening. I really starting to lose hope. Now I need to go wow them. I'm so excited.
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    Knock 'em Dead!!!
     
  4. hescollin

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    Happy for you. Let us know what you end up with.
     
  5. mstemple05

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    well wishes to you!!!
     
  6. smannes

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    go out and wow them! Let us know what happens!
     
  7. cmw

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    GOOD LUCK!!! :up:
     
  8. PenCelia

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    Good Luck! It gives me hope! Go get ready! :D
     
  9. mstemple05

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    so how'd it go?
     
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    Knock em dead! Well, no, not really....

    Good luck!! :2up:
     
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    Good luck!
     
  12. MATgrad

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    The interview went fairly well. I knew the answers to the questions they asked and the p got really excited when I explained how I would teach math. She said that the class currently has a sub in it and she would make a decision tommorrow. Oh, it was for fourth grade which I have absolutely no experience in beyond subbing. When I told her that I subbed middle school, her response was "if you can do that, 4th is easy."
     
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    Congratulations on two interviews!!! Good luck with the next one!
     
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    congratulations!! it sounds like they're interested! see.... and i remember reading your post about the job you currently have and what you're doing to make ends meet. you went from that to 2 promising teaching prospects!! God works in mysterious ways.. i'm so happy for you. and reading posts like this gives me renewed hope and def excitement. i hope the one today goes just as well. but it sounds like the one yesterday is considering you to put you in the position already saying 4th gr is easier than what you were subbing for. which, by the way, i def heard middle school was ROUGH so i'm sure that while 4th gr may be diff and all, and you'll have to do adjusting, i don't think you'll have as many headaches or at least diff ones. younger children TEND to be easier to tame and a tad better behavior wise as opposed to those older kids. well wishes to you!! let us know about the one today!
     
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    Good luck! I'm happy for you!
     
  16. MATgrad

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    Well I had the second interview today. I think it went well. He was a little surprised that I hadn't been hired by anyone yet. I tried to answer the questions as honestly as I could. He said they would make a decision on Monday. I would answer and they would tell me how they did things. The answers pretty much seemed to match. I got a good vibe here. I'll be crossing my fingers till Monday.
     
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    This is going to be one long weekend for you.

    If it would help, you could come up here and help me give my house a good cleaning before school starts on Tuesday. I promise, the weekend would just fly by :)
     
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    looooooooool. and then swing past here on your way back and straighten up my house and wash my car while you're at it. (i got a loooooong weekend ahead of me as well waiting for a job to call me monday). so i'll keep both of us in my prayers. but yea, gas her up and get on over here. you got lots of cleanin to get done.

    what happened to the job you interviewed for yesterday (thurs)? did they ever call?
     
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    They also said that they would be making a decision monday. I saw a few more positions pop-up on Friday and applied for those. One is middle school math but since it's only for 6th I meet certification requirements. I actually have to work this weekend. $85 for five hours of work which is basically just standing around. I have that today and tommorrow so I guess that will help the long weekend. Thanks for all your kind words.
     
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    Oh, well, I gave it a shot! :)
     
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    Keeping my fingers crossed for you! I've thought about moving to fl because they seem to have more teaching jobs. What area are you in?
     
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    me too. guess i gotta clean this mess myself! darn it!!
     
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    Got my fingers crossed too!! Best of luck.
     
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    I hope you get some good news!
     
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    Crossing fingers for you for good news on Monday!!
     
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    Make sure you let us know!
     
  27. MATgrad

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    I didn't get either one. :( Each one told me I interviewed well. However one asked me if I was interested in 5th grade. He said he would make a decision tommorrow. He also said he would understand if I wasn't interested in it since I have absolutely NO experience with 5th graders but he thought my personality would be great with fifth graders. He has one interview tommorrow morning.
     
  28. Aliceacc

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    So you still have a shot.
     
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    I'm sorry that you didn't get the jobs that you were hoping for. You might find that you would like 5th...
     
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    yea. you still have a chance.... right? do you not want 5th grade? or are you just saying you didn't get 4th grade? like the interviewer said-5th grade should be a piece of cake for you if you've dealt with MS.
     
  31. MATgrad

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    I did not get the fourth or the second grade position. The only thing that scares me about 5th is that their bigger than me. LOL :lol: I really didn't think that I had any chances in the older grades because I have only worked with K and 1. I actually would really, really, really love to teach older kids. The interaction is so much more interesting.
     
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    It's funny; the 7th graders I taught last year were the youngest I've ever taught :)
     
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    yea, i think anything elementary is GREAT!! i'll keep you in my prayers as you wait. when the principal said you didn't get the other grade, how did they sound asking about 5th? did it sound like they had 2907197301809274837014097 other people to consider or that they would have to just review your info and then make a decision about YOU? this is exciting, if they asked you to consider another grade, that sounds promising to me.
     
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    This is an unposted position and he said that he had one interview at 8am and would call me in the morning. Thanks for all of your kind words.
     
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    I had two interviews this summer and didn't get either one. Both principals said that they enjoyed my interview, but they chose someone with more grade level/TAKS experience. I wouldn't give up hope if he asked if you were interested in 5th grade.
     
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    Do you want that position? If so EMAIL him. Let him know you would love to teach 5th. Even throw in an idea or 2 related to standards or something about the school. Sell yourself on how you can adapt to fifth. Remember even if it isn't your favorite grade you can always apply for a transfer when another position opens. GOOD LUCK!:)
     
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    There is not that great of difference between fourth and fifth grade. I have taught them both. If you can get the fifth grade go for it.I feel for you,having to go through all these interviews and none of them really prove how good a teacher you will be.Good luck,don't become discouraged. You sound like you are a very dedicated teacher.
     
  38. MATgrad

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    Alright so I got a call and was asked if I would prefer 5th or 3rd. I chose 3rd. :) It's official. I'm a 3rd grade teacher.
     
  39. smannes

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    Congratulations! When does school start?
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
  41. MATgrad

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    It started two weeks ago. I start next week.
     

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