I called the principal that offered me the fifth grade position this morning and told her YES!! She seemed very excited, and I know I am. She said that she can't officially hire me, that had to come from HR, but she was going to start the paperwork and she hopes they will contact me tomorrow. I can't start working on my room until I'm "officially hired", and the teachers go back Monday (kids start 8/14). I'd really like to get in there on Friday and over the weekend. The teacher that left moved to middle school, and she left a lot of stuff in the room, all very neat and organized. I haven't really gotten to see what's there, but I did see labeled storage containers and was told that it all belonged to the new teacher...oh yeah, that's me! I'm past excited and starting to really stress. I haven't been in a classroom for 21 years, and I never taught 5th grade...I don't even know where to start. I know the 1st couple of days is procedures, procedures, procedures and I'm good with that, but what happens next? For everyone still looking...don't give up! Even last minute, there are jobs out there that need to be filled, and it could happen to you!!!