Monday, April 20, 2009

Standard Certified Teacher!!!

I did it! I did it! I did it! I completed all my requirements and am now eligible for my standard teacher certification! I have to pay my fee, get fingerprinted and then I should be ready to go. I have to say I am so very proud of myself. So many times I am such a strong starter and finish weakly. But this time, this time...........Not only did I start strong, I finished even stronger! A new sense of self confidence. This is much needed as I begin the interview processes and finding a job!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

End of One Chapter, Beginning of an Other

In merely 3 days, I will finish my student teaching! I can't believe it. I am so close. And then with the completion of my professional portfolio and a presentation; I will be finished! I will be a Certified Teacher! I feel and impending sense of accomplishment. But wait............not so fast. I then will be looking for a job. (Actually I have already been looking for one.) I haven't had a job interview in 9 years. I had my first 2 interviews last week with the same school system & don't really know how to feel about it. I feel as though i did ok, but don't really know. I know that God has a place for me, I am just not very good about waiting to find out. I do better when I have concrete plans. Even though through the past year, my hubby leaving a job of over 9 years for a better opportunity that ended up being about 4 months of hard work only to be let go because they decided to close the office and him then having the great job opportunity that he currently holds...................I had a great peace during the whole ordeal. But I would really rather just have a script that I can read to know what is next. Prepare that way. Alas, that is not the way life goes. So by the next time I post, hopefully I will have a job!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Student Teaching

I started my student teaching this past Monday. It is great. I love my cooperating teacher and am learning a lot of things. It is different from substituting. Better. I know before the day of what I will be doing. More time to prepare and feel prepared. Right now I am doing 6th grade math. 2 regular math classes and 2 accelerated math classes. Tomorrow I will be teaching one class period! I am pretty excited about that. I now have to end my short "break time" and get dinner decided on and made, as well as do some laundry, on top of doing my student teaching homework all while needing to moistuize in the worst way!!!! This is my life. Oh yeah, I also need to be sure and spend that quality time with the girls and hubby. Hear about their days, tell them about mine. I'll sleep much, much, much, much later.