I am going to be teaching 5th grade readers' and writers' workshop this year!! I got a call today from the executive director of the charter school and he told me to be prepared to start professional development on Monday and that we'll set up a meeting time next week so I can sign a contract! I've been in limbo with this whole situation for about two weeks now. I was pretty sure that I had the job because I was asked to write a letter of intent for the DOE waiver I need, but the longer I went without being asked to sign a contract, the more nervous I got that the job wasn't really mine. I guess that feeling is only natural after 2 1/2 years of job searching, though. I'm just really excited and wanted to share!