I Got The Job!!!!

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  1. math1abee

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    :D:D:D

    I got a call from the principal today asking me if I wanted the job and I said...YES!!!! (Of Course)

    I am sooooooo excited! I'll be teaching 7th grade mathematics next year!

    I am so blessed and I just want to thank everyone on this forum for helping and supporting me! Thanks guys! :thanks: :hugs:
     
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  3. RainStorm

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    :celebrate:Congrats!!:celebrate:
     
  4. Aliceacc

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    That's WONDERFUL!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    7th graders are such FUN!!
     
  5. catnfiddle

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    You're in for the start of a wonderful career! I miss teaching 7th grade. They grow so much in one year.

    Congratulations!
     
  6. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations! How exciting!
     
  7. Galois

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    Congratulations! We need more like this. All the best in your career!!!
     
  8. TeacherGroupie

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    Congratulations, math1abee!
     
  9. smurfette

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    Congrats to you!

    Does this mean someone needs to start the 2011 new jobs thread?
     
  10. Math

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    CONGRATS!!!
     
  11. teach'ntx

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    That is awesome!!! Congrats!!
     
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    Congrats! 7th graders are my absolute favorites!
     
  13. MsMar

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    That's awesome! Now you can enjoy yourself for the next few months and not have to worry about finding a job.

    Congrats!
     
  14. Aliceacc

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    OK, we KNOW you're dying to talk about it. Tell us about the school.
     
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    Congrats and yes, we want details.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congratulations math1abee!! I am so happy to hear that you got the job!! :)
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Thanks everyone! I am very excited. I am just so blessed. This was my first and only teaching interview so I am shocked I got it. There were 10 candidates all together but my references called me when the principal was contacting them and they said he sounded very positive. Another great thing is that the school is 5 minutes from my house! No long commute so I am very lucky. I will have a Smartboard (Yay!) and my class sizes range from 16-24 students which is amazing. At the school the grade levels are broken into teams and there is a math coach there as well so there is an amazing support system in place that I'm really excited about. This school shows amazing growth every year and offers wonderful opportunities for students as well. The principal is also strongly encouraging me to come up to the school and shadow and talk to the math coach and other math teachers before the next school year and I think that is a great idea. I'm getting my contract in the mail soon so I guess it will feel real then because right now it still feels like a dream!

    So if anyone has any advice on how to prepare for my FIRST upcoming school year I would love to hear it! Also thanks for all the congrats!!!
     
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    I'm already loving your principal-- shadowing other teachers is a great way to learn!

    At some point soon, you'll probably receive a textbook and a syllabus. AT that point you can start to think about the nuts and bolts of what you'll teach.

    In the meantime, scour the intenet (and here) for anything that looks like it might possibly apply. Projects, approaches, anything. Put them all into a folder to pull out when you have a better idea of the material.

    Start to think of wardrobe. It's frequently an expensive proposition to transition from a college wardrobe to a teaching wardrobe. Take a look at what the culture seems to be in your school, and start to pick up pieces you can use. Don't forget shoes; you're going to spend lots of time on your feet!

    For college graduation, think about asking for a briefcase or something. I've always used a leather briefcase until the doctor nixed them for me (too heavy.) So now I use a Vera bag by Vera Bradley. Regardless of what you choose, you'll want it to be roomy, with compartments.

    Spend some time making sure you're absolutely solid on the material you'll be teaching. The quickest way to lose credibility as a teacher is to be unsure too much of the time. The occasional "I don't know, I'll have to get back to you tomorrow on that" is fine, but you don't want it to the hallmark of your classroom.

    But first of all, you need to celebrate!!!! If it were me, there would be a lobster dinner tonight!!!
     
  22. mopar

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    math1abee---that's amazing! I'm glad that the principal is so encouraging and inviting! Just remember that each day you go in to observe, that you need to act as if you are already teaching for the district! Dress and act professionally!
     
  23. TamiJ

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    Congrats! That is so very exciting. Being employed, especially in today's economy, is a very good thing.
     
  24. Jen84

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    Congratulations!!!
     
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    congrats on your first job :) You new school sounds amazing.
     
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    CONGRATS!! And it sounds like the school and the P will be great to work with!
     
  27. MathEqualsLove

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    Congrats! It sounds like you've found an awesome school to work at!
     
  28. Ms. I

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    Congrats & have a good yr.
     
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    Congrats!
     

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