Just had the a demo lesson for a fifth grade position in a great school district. They didn't tell me what it would be on. When I arrived they gave me 3 books on poetry, pen, paper, a packet of poems, chart paper, markers and post-its in a small conference room. I then had 20 minutes to come up with a mini-lesson on using poetry in Writer's Workshop for the principal and vice-principal, as fifth graders with one or more of the poems in the packet. I will say that I pulled it off. My worst fear was not being able to think of anything. I came up with a plan and implemented it. Maybe not the best plan... I only had twenty minutes to review materials and plan the mini-lesson. Here's the catch. I was so afraid that I'd blank out, given the time constraints and uncertainty of topic that I was very nervous... I mean visibly nervous. I did tell them that this sure would've been easier with children, but I undestood it was summertime. The principal was real nice about it. Almost apologetic. I hope that didn't impact my interview too much. This 2nd interview lasted over an hour. I was the most difficult interview/demo I have ever been on. The good news is: It's over! I don't know how many others were doing demos, but I hope they were as visibly nervous as I was and that they had trouble with the lesson or topic! I asked the principal when he expected to make a decision and he said by the end of the week or early next week. I really wanted to get this job... I feel I didn't bomb it, but I didn't nail it either. Not sure what to write in a thank you note. I already wrote one for the first interview. Any thoughts?