Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I got a job!

I know, I's been a while since I have posted, but it has been with good reason. Last Friday I was offered a 5th grade teaching job at a Title-1  international baccalaureate elementary school 5 minutes from where I live. As some of you may know, I was teaching 4th grade at a Title-1 school about an hour from where I live. I took the chance on not renewing my contract last year with the hopes of finding a more ideally located teaching position. At first, I did not get a job and was subbing, but last Friday my risk was rewarded with a new job! I am very excited, and also kinda nervous (I start next Monday and it's already second nine weeks). I have also never taught at an international baccalaureate school, but I don't think it will be a problem. Luckily, I am feeling pretty prepared thanks to the fact that I was keeping up to date with Common Core, and designing lessons and products for classrooms. Anyways, because of this great news, I have been very busy and will probably remain so the rest of the year. I will begin reposting with more frequency after next week though. Plus, now I can make more posts that have pictures of my classroom and the activities, so  the blog will only get better! In addition, I got a new camera, so I will have better quality pictures to add to my blog to. I am very excited. Be prepared for a revamped and better blog in a couple weeks.
My new door sign I created using my new borders clip art Here!


  1. Congratulations! Welcome to the 5th grade club!

    I teach 5th grade and it is absolutely wonderful! It's a very challenging and rewarding year - you see a lot of growth from September to June, physically (the boys shoot up and their voices crack!) and emotionally. I love to see many of them grow in maturity by leaps and bounds. They need you to invest in them. It's a true privilege to work with this age group.

    Stop by my blog: and let me know if there's anything you need!


  2. Congrats on your new job! 1 hour commute-->5 minute commute! Awesomeness!


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  3. Yay! Congrats on your job! I realized I haven't checked your blog out in a while..SO happy for you!
    I am having some fun at Grella Monsters so I decided to "boo" you! Check out my blog to find out more!
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  4. Congrats on your job! I also teach 5th and I love it! I'm a new follower and I love your common core writing prompt cards!!


  5. Congratulations! That's great news! I also teach in an IB school, but in Australia!

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  6. Congratulations! I think you will love teaching fifth grade...I always did. I now teach grade six gifted..they keep me on my toes. I wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD! Come to my blog to get all the details! I am your newest follower!

  7. Congrats on your new position. I love these intermediate grades. I too nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award.