It was the principals who have been passing my name around. They have a full time position open- and wanted to know if I would accept it.
It's full time, 1st grade. I freaked out- I asked for time to think about it. They were really sad that I was not excited about this and (kind of )started looking into who they would ask next. I had from 9 until 12 to decide. I woke up my hubby (who was out until 3 with some guys from work-- his weekend is Tues/Wed) and we talked. And we prayed. And I cried. I love 4th and 5th grade- their attitudes, spunk, personality, independence- love it. 1st grade- I just don't know.
I love the principals. We are on the same page. I am with the vision of the school. It is one of the most impressive districts in IN. There will be tons of support from parents and faculty alike. These people have been going to bat for me for a year. 1st grade isn't so bad curriculmn wise when a furst grasde etacher needs to establish new lesson plans (easlier to work with addition than algebraic equations).
Teaching literacy will be a challenge, however- these kids all went to Kindergarten. 1st grade teachers are known for being young, fun, and full of energy- well that's me! I fit. After 40 minutes, many tears, and a small anxiety attack, I called back and accepted the position. I never applied for this, I interviewed once at this school (pretty common to have 4 in this district due to the competitiveness).
So our next adventure- The young and married 1st grade teacher!