It's becoming a reality!

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  1. Opal

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    I want to scream but I would wake up my kids!

    After searching for almost 3 years to find a teaching job, I finally landed a fourth grade position at a charter school in a nearby city. It is a brand new (still under construction) school, and the admin seems approachable and competent.

    I will be able to take my two older kids with me - getting them out of the struggling school they are in - while my husband stays home with the two younger ones.

    Each year I have stocked up on the cheap school supplies with the hopes of being able to use them, but alas, they were all donated to the teacher on the first day of school. This year, when I stock up, I get to keep everything! It is all surreal to me.

    I am just on cloud nine right now. Everything has fallen into place, and the newest chapter of my life is beginning!

    :partyhat:
     
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    So exciting!

    When is the first day?
     
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    YEAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Happy for you!
     
  5. Opal

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    Teachers start August 1, but the kids don't go back until the 22nd.
     
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    :celebrate::celebrate::celebrate:
     
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    Congratulations!! I hope teaching is all you hope it will be.
     
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    How very wonderful--- especially the part about your kids!
     
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    :thumb: Congratulations!
     
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    Woohoo! Congrats!
     
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    That's great! Congrats both on the job and the fact that your children will now be attending a better school.
     
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    :thumb::thumb: Congratulations!
     
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    Wonderful in so many ways!!! Congratulations!!! :)
     
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    That's so exciting, Opal! Are your children excited about their change of school?
     
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    Fourth grade is a fun age. You are going to love it!
     
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    Fourth graders are awesome! I've taught fourth for awhile now, so let me know if I can help!
     
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    Congrats! It sounds like a great situation. My son comes to school with me too. It's such a special opportunity. Have fun getting ready!
     
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    That's fantastic...somehow everything works out in the end! It sounds like this will really make a difference for your children as well. Congratulations.
     
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    Super happy teacher thoughts for you!!!!!
     
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    Congrats! That is a really long pre-planning time for teachers. Do you know what you will be doing?
     
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    yay!! congrats!
     
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    Congrats! I would have done the screaming! But then again, my kids are older. I cried when I got my first job!
     
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    Yay Opal :)
     
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    That is awesome. Congrats. :)
     
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    :celebrate: Yay!!! Congratulations!!
     
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    Congratulations! I am thrilled for you. So So So exciting :):lol::lol::clap::clap:
     
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    I know it IS a long pre-plannning, isn't it? It is a brand spanking new school, so we all have to get trained on the curriculum we are going to use - along with the school inter-systems, etc.

    I am just so happy - I got to use my new Staples "Teacher" card and loaded up on the penny deals, getting ready to buy uniforms for my kiddos, etc. It'll be here before I know it!
     
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    I started my career at a brand new school. It has it's own unique challenges, but it also allowed me to take critical leadership roles, which might not have been possible with an established staff. Given the choice again, I would love to open a new school as an administrator.
     
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    How wonderful!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
     
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    The school I work in was brand new when I started there in 1987. It was an interesting first few years, but an experience I wouldn't trade for the world.
     
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    I moved to my current school in its second year. There were many growing pains during the first year (3 major reorganizations due to increasing enrollment), and the stress of not having an established library or book room, but it has been exciting being a part of the growth.
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    Congratulations!! It's wonderful that your children will be able to join you and go to a better school!
     
  34. Opal

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    I am interested to see how everything will work out. This year the school goes up to 6th grade, and next year it opens up to 8th grade.

    The fact that the school is not established is a little scary - however the charter company is established and is very successful. The owners are very hands-on and involved, and I think this is what will make the difference between success and failure.

    This whole thing is just such a great opportunity, and I am glad (ecstatic) to be a part of it.
     
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    Congrats! I hope your first year is everything you hope it to be and more!
     
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    Opal-Praise God!!!!! That is wonderful!!! What a blessing!!!!
     

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