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  1. l8ybugmom

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    JOB!!! :) I'll be teaching fifth grade! So this is a majorly long story but I have to share it!

    So many of you know I had an interview today for the science lab position. That went soooooo well. She loved my lesson plans. She gave me a tour of the classroom and then took me back into her office and basically wanted me to commit to more than a year. I think I may have written this on another post...Anyway, basically these past three years, the teachers leave after a year. The teacher that was hired for this position left right after school began and the kids have had a sub ever since. So I leave from the interview feeling okay....

    Then I get home and my Clincal Educator from ST texts me and says a P is calling about you...I'm shocked...I text back asking her the P's name. She has the name wrong but she says Mr. So I look at the website and turns out it is for the 3rd grade interim. :) Now, others are calling me to let me know they're checking my references. Now I'm getting really conflicted feelings about this but decide to wait..

    About 3:30 the P from the 3rd grade interim calls me to offer me the job. I accept but then tell her what is going on with the full time position. She says call the P and see where you stand and explain the situation. Call me or come in tomorrow around 10 to sign papers. Okay so I call the P about the science position. I explain why I'm calling and ask, "What are my chances of getting an offer?" I also apologize if it sounds unprofessional. She said she understood and my chances were very, very, very good but she still had one interview left and wanted to be considerate of that other applicant. Okay...Now I pretty much know I'll be offered the position unless the other applicant is totally awesome.

    I call hubby...he doesn't pick up. I call my mother in law and tell her what is going on. Start crying because I'm conflicted. Head says take the full time, heart says take the interim. She calms me down and then I say I just need to call hubby. Try him again and nothing. Call my CE again to tell her I have an official offer. While on the phone with her the P calls from the science lab school...and says, "It is funny how things work out. How do you feel about fifth grade? I say, " I love it." She proceeds to tell me that she has an opening, not an interim but a full time position. I say are you making an offiicial offer...she says yes...I say I accept. :) She says she is holding the teacher's letter of resignation in her hands right now! I'll teach every subject except math!

    I"M GONNA BE A FIFTH GRADE TEACHER!!!!!:)

    So now the vacancy will be posted...oh I should check to see if it already is...It has to be posted for 5 days. Then, she can officially hire me. She says I have her word that I have the job. She says use these five days to get classroom materials, etc. together. And I need to have a physical and a TB test. She'll keep me in the loop about things. : )

    What a strange twist today took! Let this be hope for all of you out there. This is a year round school that started July 16! My kids are on a traditional calendar and they're fiinishing up their 4th week. :)
     
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    Wow!!! Congrats! I love how life has unexpected turns!
     
  4. MissCeliaB

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    Yay!
     
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    Well.... I hate to say I told ya so...... BUT I TOLD YA SOOOOOOO! You just made my day, week, month, Heck, YEAR! Your whole life changed in a matter of minutes. I can't wait to see your class pics posted!!!!!!!!!! You will be an amazing teacher! HUGS!:hugs:
     
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    Thanks, Guys! :)

    SCT, thanks for believing in me when I had trouble believing in myself! I was wondering where my personal cheerleader was (yeah...I know you're everyone's cheerleader)! :)
     
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    Congratulations!! Fifth grade is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. SCTeachInTX

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    We had curriculum night. I rocked the house, of course! It was fun. I love meeting the people behind my kiddos. I know that you will make some parents very happy with your enthusiasm! I knew you would be typing these words very soon and I am so happy that you are a full fledged teacher! HOW LUCKY for your class!
     
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    That's great!!!
    Congrats :)

    Fifth grade is the best :)
     
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    Wow~ How awesome!! Great news! :)
     
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    Congrats! I have been keeping you and your job search in my thoughts. I am so happy for you!
     
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    congratulations!!! :)
     
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    L8y...

    Couldn't Possibly be happier for you!

    You see? CONFIDENCE wins it all!!

    Congratulations!

    McKenna
     
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    HOORAY! That is awesome. Enjoy your new babies :)
     
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    :partyhat::party::partyhat:


    Yay!! Good for you!!!
     
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    CONGRATS to you, I have been following your struggles. Enjoy 5th grade.
     
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    That's awesome, congrats!!
     
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    Thanks!!! :)

    I'm just so happy....I don't even know where to begin with my classroom. I didn't even get to see it. I'm going to email the P to see if I can come in before/after school (during school would be ideal) to see what is available to me. I want to go shopping for classroom "stuff" but its hard to know what I need, etc. I just can't even believe this...I woke up this morning thinking this is a dream.
     
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    Congratulations! I'm so glad that everything worked out perfectly for you!
     
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    I could not be happier for you! Like I said, over and over and over... Good things happen to GOOD people. You are meant to teach. I am so glad that I could pick you off the floor on occasion, wipe off your tears, and throw you back into the heat of the battle. And thank goodness, you LISTENED! Please keep us updated. We all care! We all wish you well. Don't forget your friends now that you are a classroom teacher! We want to celebrate every new success that you have with you... as well as your new lows! Have a great day, 5th grade teacher!:hugs:
     
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    PS - You need to change your A to Z sign to 5th Grade TEACHER!
     
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    I really do appreciate all of the support I have been given here.

    SCT, I just changed it! :) You think I'm jinxing this since I haven't signed a contract yet?
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Hey... Labor Day weekend!

    Get in there...make it your own!
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    Congratulations! We were all rooting for you and now we can celebrate!
     
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    I'm so excited and happy for you! I am getting the same feelings! I just had time to reread your story. So awesome! I called my P yesterday but no call back. I can't find her email address, cause I really want to get over there and see what I have to work with, too! Congratulations again l8ybugmom! What a wonderful story! :)
    PS. wasn't it fun telling your hubby all this? :D
     
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    L8ybugmom, I'm excited for you! You almost made me cry (with happiness).
     
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    kat~her email address may be on the school's website
     
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    congratulations!!!
     
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    YAY!!! I've been following you for a while on here and just wondering "when is it going to happen for l8ybug?" So happy for you... like I said in a previous post, things have a way of working themselves out. Congrats!!!!!!!!
     
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    Congrats! I am so happy for you! Your hard work has paid off!
     
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    I'm so excited for you. I came to the forum today specifically to see if you had a job offer. CONGRATS!!!
     
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    :celebrate: YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I am so happy for you! You go girl!!!!!!!
     
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    Thank you, Everyone!
     
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    Congratulations!! I would be anxious to start buying stuff too, maybe you can go out and buy things you'll know you need just to satisfy the urge. Have fun!
     
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    So I went to go shopping today. I'm big shopper...LOL! I bought a pack of markers, a border, and some cut outs! LOL! Wow! I got into the teacher supply store and I was overwhelmed! I had no idea what to buy and everything looks amazing! I really wanted to leave without buying anything but I had spent close to 45 minutes in there and sales people were helping me. I felt I had to. I'm sure it will be easier to buy things when I finally see the room.

    The P called earlier and wants me to come in after school next week for some training, even though I won't be under contract yet. Of course, I'll do it because I want to be able to jump right in. Anyway, she said that she'd like it if I could come in and observe the class, which would be great. :) I got my physical and TB test done today...just waiting for the word to go to central office! :)
     
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    Congratulations!!!!!
     
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    I have been following your story and reading this gave me goosebumps. Congrats!!
     
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    Congradulations!
     

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