Monday, July 23, 2012


I am now going to be working for a public school system, but located at a Christian school. :) AWESOME! They need a teacher from the school district because we have to serve every student with disability in our school bounderies. I am so excited to be working at a Christain school. I hope to make a lot of new Christian friends. I'm going to be teaching Math, English, Reading and Study skills. I will be a .8 employee, meaning I work 80% of full time. This means I will have extra time to plan, and I also still get benefits. :) I'm so excited to becoming a bigger contributer to my family. :) Sooooooooo excited!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

No news yet!

No news yet from the guy from district who is checking on my references. I'm not surprised though. It is summer and hard to get ahold of principals. I will post on here when I hear more about my job. Then I will be able to start posting about my school adventures! :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Job Interview!

I had my first job interview of the summer today, and hopefully my last. This job would be awesome!!!!!!!!!! It is through the school district, but located at a Christian private school. :) How perfect is that! I'm so excited. So here are some details for those of you who want them. :) I wore my dress that I wore to my mom and dad's vow renewal a few years ago. I haven't had too many chances to wear it since then, so it is still like new. I also wore a pink shrug with it, since the dress is sleevless. I go there and waited for a little bit in the lobby. Then the very nice head of special services came to get me. He seems like a nice laid back guy. I hope he is like that all of the time, because he will be my main boss, since I'm hopefully going to be at a private school. He asked me a bunch of questions, which I think I answered intelligently. Then he told me about the position, the school and the staff at the school. He explained the paperwork. One great thing he said was that the kids are very well behaved at this school. That is just fine with me! I don't like being direspected. He explained the salary and how it works since I'll be working 80% of full time. I still get benefits, which I knew since I read the teacher handbook last night. :) That impressed him. He said all that was left was to call my references. Sounds like I got the job! :) I'm so excited. I think my first day of work will be July 23rd. And I don't think I'll be working much for Bricks 4 Kidz after that, since there is low enrollment for the site I was assigned to for July. I'm so excited, did I mention that? :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I have been so busy this summer working with Bricks 4 Kidz doing summer camps. I love working with kids and Legos. So far we've done an Olympic theme and a space theme. It has been fun, but tiring. I wonder how I'm going to do this for 8+ hours a day when school starts. Speaking of when school starts, please pray that I get a teaching job. I need to work more hours than I'm working now. I only work 10 hours during the week when schools in and 20 hours a week during the summer, and that isn't every week. So I need a teaching job. Plus I miss the classroom so much. I've been on Pinterest going over the educations pins. So many fun things to see and do. I'll keep you updated on the job front. Hopefully I'll have some news soon.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Bricks 4 Kids

After a long summer of trying to get my teaching certificate, I failed. I lived here a few years ago in between a move from Boise to Portland. I never thought we'd move down here, so I didn't take a English as a second language class that I need now to get my certificate. I can't take the class, because I'm considered out of state for 1 year. I can't afford to take it out-of-state because I don't have a job, and I can't get a teaching job because I don't have the class. So, for this school year, I'm teaching kids how to play with LEGOS! It is a great job. I go in after school and teach kids a lesson about space, or transportation and then we make a model that uses gears, and a motor. The kids love it! It is a treat to teach kids that love learning what you are teaching. Fun, Fun, Fun! :) Hopefully next year I'll be able to take the class and get a teaching-in-the-classroom-job. :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Starting Over

I have to start over in a new state, with a new job, new house, new teacher certification, and new everything. It seems that I have to jump over and through so many hurdles just to get a job. Then there aren't many jobs, even for special education, to look for. I sure hope that I will be able to get a job. Subbing won't be an option because they don't get paid very much down there. Prayers would be appreciated.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

You're not my friend!

Sometimes it seems that students want me to be their friend. Sure, I'm the cool sub. I wear vans, and have a pink peekaboo stripe in my hair. Plus I don't yell, too much anyway, and I try to reward students when they behave for me. Even though, I really need them to know that if they cross a line, joking too much, talking to their friends, etc, I'm not their friend. I'm the person there to make sure that they don't lose a day of learning because they're teacher is our sick or learning better ways of teaching them.

Sometimes it is hard for teachers to not feel a connection with students. Especially when you are a wandering teacher, like I am right now. Students who are friendly are a welcome from students who just try to push your buttons and see "how miserable we can make the sub."