I know - it's been forever! For some reason my computer no longer recognizes my camera, so I can't download any pictures. And what's a blog without pictures? I've also been rather busy - getting a job!!! Last month I saw a position for a fifth grade math teacher for middle school (in a really swanky school district - we're talking uber-swanky here). Hmmmm, thought I. I'm not a math specialist, and I've never taught in a middle school. But, late on the night the applications were due, I sent one off, mostly because it seemed wrong to ignore any job possibilities, no matter how remote they may seem.
Lo and behold, I got a call from said school district inviting me to come for an interview. I was tempted to ask the caller if they were sure they were trying to contact me, but decided that probably wasn't the way to play it. I toddled off to the interview (for some reason, even though it was April, it decided to hit 90 degrees on the day I had to strap on pantyhose). Even more shocking, they called me in for a second interview; I guess that went well, because they requested a demo lesson, and I am now hired for next year!!!!
It's a one-year leave replacement, but sounds like it may have the possibility to turn into something further. The most surprising part of this whole situation was that though I've spent almost a year job hunting (and getting few calls), this year I had a whole pile at once. How nice to be the one to call a school and tell them to take your name off the interview list, because you've accepted another position!
Now off to relearn fifth grade math......