I know it's been a while since I last posted, I'm so sorry about being MIA! We all know how hectic the last few weeks of school are (4 and a half days left... I can do it!) I've also been job hunting and taking a pretty intense summer course. I can't wait to get back into blogging, especially because of the new and exciting adventure I'll be starting on!
I knew I was being laid off from my current job a few months ago, which was scary because my husband is still a full time grad student. There's just never a right time to get laid off for anyone though.. ever! So I started looking and went on a few interviews.
So here's my fabulous news - You all know what I'm about to tell you :) I got a job! Actually, I was offered 2 jobs (which is insane in an economy where there are about 400 applicants per teaching position.) I am ecstatic! It was tough to deal with in my head, I kept going back and forth, just hoping I made the right decision. Ultimately, I think I did! Next year I will be teaching 5th grade in a wonderful school!
I'm not even done with the great news! For the past 3 years, I have been working on my masters degree in reading. One of my many career goals is to become a reading specialist/coach in the future. I recently took the reading specialist MTEL (the Massachusetts state test) and my results came in, I passed! I'm now certified as a reading specialist! This has really been the best week ever!
I am nervous about changing from 3rd to 5th, it will be an adjustment, but I really think I will be able to do some amazing things with 5th graders. Any 5th grade teachers out there have advice for me? What things can you not live without in 5th grade?