Discussion in 'New Teachers Archives' started by JaimeMarie, Nov 21, 2005.
Nov 28, 2005
Glad to hear that things went well for you!
Things at the allergist didnt' go well. I have to go every 3 to 10 days again. BLAH! I was on every 3 weeks, but because I was 7 weeks late I have to start all over.
Jamie...lol...the allergist...I want to know about the job!! I'm glad the interview went well, sorry I didn't get to post my "good luck" before hand...I wan't near my computer for a few days. I hope you hear from them soon!
I hope you hear soon too. The waiting is terrible...especially once you've already interviewed and are just waiting to hear from them.
Sorry teacherC I guess I got a little off track again. Hmmmmmmmmmmm I just can't help it.
I"m going to try and not think about it!
Who was interviewing for the position? Where they easy going? I'm sure you did great and I hope you find out very soon!!
(Did you push your chair in )
Nov 29, 2005
I did but it was a rolly chair! So no knocking the table down.
It was the third grade teacher (there are only two so I would be working with her), a fourth grade teacher and the principal. Yes very easy going. I felt more comfortable there then I do were I am at now!
Were you ready for their questions - or did they stump you on anything?
ooh... I hate those group interviews. I like the one-on-one with the principal interviews better.
Yes there was one! It was how do you figure out what your strengths and weakeness are. Because of hte way it was worded I totally got all confused.
I thought it was great there was only three people lol. Most are usually five to six people.
Wow, really? The three I went on over the summer with just with the principals and then when I went for the long-term sub position interview it was the principal and the teacher I'm taking over for. Then when I met with the superintendent in this district it was just him and the principal that I had already met.
I have never even actually met the super.
Our buildings do it different. At the K-1 building they did it in a committee, and all the others they do it one-on-one.
You have a k-1 building?
The school I interviewed as is a k-6. I have never been in a k-6 school before.
My town used to have six Kdg - 6th grade buildings. My son went to the same school all through those grades.
Now we have one Kdg building, three 1st - 3rd, and three 4th - 6th buildings. Also, they built one large junior high and the two former junior high buildings are intermediate buildings.
The school I'm in right now is an intermediate school and only has 4th and 5th grades. I had never heard of that until recently.
When I was in school it I went k-6, but only went until 3rd grade. Then they built a new school 3 to 6. And I went to Junior high school in seventh grade then middle school in 8th grade lol. Same school grades 7 and 8.
Now the same school system is k-3, then 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12.
Oh except Sebago which is k-6.
The district I teach in has 6 elementary schools which are k-5. They have 1 centralized 6th grade and two jr highs for 7th and 8th.
There are a couple of small towns around here that have Kdg through 12th - all in one building. It's sweet to see the big high school students watching out for the little kiddos.
My school district (when I was growing up) was k-6, then 7 and 8 in middle school, and 9-12 in hs. Now its k-5 and 6-8 at the middle school. There's one early childhood center (pre-k and special ed/inclusive kindergartens), 12 k-5 buildings, 3 middle schools (6-8) and 2 high schools. I didn't realize how large my district was until I started doing my teaching practicums in college.
In the district where I work we have 3 K-5 buildings, 1 middle school- 6,7,and 8 building, and 1 high school- 9-12.
As for interviews- I've been on some with a large group (up to 6 people) doing the interview and some where its just me and the principal. I'm not really sure which I like better...I was sometimes intimidated by the large groups, but I like to talk, so it never really wound up being a problem for me
My cousin's district has 6 or 7 k-4 buildings, one 5 and 6 building, and one 7 and 8 building. Then the kids go to a regional high school. I can't believe my baby cousin goes to 7th grade next year!! (guess she's not really a baby anymore! even though I remember the day she was born...sniffle sniffle)
Nov 30, 2005
I feel that way about my sister. She goes to college next yr. She is 12.5 yrs younger then me.
Currently we have K-1 (which has one preschool class that we recieved a grant for), 2-3, 4-5 (2-5 shares a few facilities), Middle school (6-8), and High school (9-12) buildings. We are in the process of building a new 2 level 1-2 building. So the schools will become K, 1-2, 3-5 (in two buildings on the same lot), Middle school, and High school. We've run out of directional names, so no one knows what the new building will be called. I can't wait till next year. I'll get to have a real classroom, not just a trailer.
Why do the kinders always end up by themselves?
I think they learn so much from the older children.
We have preschool children going to be put in with them. We're piloting 1 PK class this year. We're just bursting at the seems. Just in our lower elementary schools we have14 classrooms in modulars.
Well no word yet. I'm leaning towards I didn't get it.
I think I am going to go take a nap!
Well I didn't find out for a week that I got the position I'm in. Give them time (urgh!).
I'm sick of waiting lol. I really don't think I got it. The sub that has been in there for four weeks, is a man for starters, and has been there for four weeks ya know what I mean. Wouldn't it be better for the children to keep the same person.
If there's a sub that's been there for a month, why are they interviewing people? Maybe the sub isn't qualified...
I would say be patient , I think it was about two weeks after I interviewed that I found out that I have my present job.
Ok I'll try. lol.
I'm exhausted. I took a nap but am ready to go back to bed.
Oh Jaimie Marie: I was so excited when I read you had an interview!! Congrats! I am keeping my toes,fingers crossed and lit some candles for luck for you. I amsorry I misssed what grade level you interviewed for... What was it?
I think you'll do a great job... but it is hard waiting isn't it?
When can you call and ask about the statis? Or are you going to write a follow up note and put it in a promo type package? Something along the lines of the silver sleigh bell from "Polar Express" that says, To hear the best teaching, (mine) all you have to be able to hear the jingle bell of my experience...."
Hey, I never said I was the advertising genius.... that's my hubby's job.
Let us know what happened, we's on pins and needles here ,now....
Dec 1, 2005
My brother just called and told me my phone isn't working probably. I just emailed the Principal.
Sometimes it says my number isn't working, another times it doesn't ring.
Oh my neck. I'm going to bed this is to stressful!.
Dec 2, 2005
So your phone isn't working so you don't even know if the principal tried to call??? You should call!! I hope you do get the job. Munckin's Polar Express Idea was kinda cute...I heard that homemade cookies can work wonders...lol
I sent a thank you follow up note on Wednesday. I sent an email last night stating my phone isn't working right. I guess all of cingular in this area is not working properly.
Anyway no word yet. The other lady that interviewed hasn't heard anything yet either. And the sub that is there is a 72 yr old man that doesn't want the position!
Dec 3, 2005
Oh gosh....I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I know how painful the waiting can be!
What a horrible time for the phone not to work...... Good Luck and Best Wishes to Jaimie Marie and to everybody else that is looking for a job. JenPooh hope your husband gets the bank job. ABall did your husband get his raise?
I hope you hear good news and very soon. Just keep taking those restorative naps in the meanwhile.
Hey I woke up this morning and my neck is almost 100 percent better! Yippie.
I think I will go visit a friend today and finish my x-mas shopping. I only have four presents left to go.