Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Full of exciting updates!

So much has been going on this month. I posted almost two weeks ago and feel like it was yesterday. So much has gone on in those two weeks, it's crazy!

First off, about three weeks ago I found out there was a 5th grade opening at my school. I was really back and forth about it. I love my 4th grade team. We work so well together and have become such a family. I also didn't want to ask for too much. I'm incredibly thankful I have a job. So I prayed about it...a lot. I woke up on a Tuesday morning telling myself that if I'm not going to worry about it or think about it and if I'm supposed to apply then I will know. That morning we had an early meeting and I really concentrated on my team and how we will be working together the next year. After the meeting was over I went back to my classroom to prepare for the day. One of the 5th grade teachers came in my room soon later and told me not to give up and that he and the team wanted me to apply. Hello! Here's your sign! So I applied that day.

I went in for the interview and was a nervous wreck. It's so hard to interview with a team of teachers you know and love. I'm sure I talked a mile a minute and I know I showed my nerdy history side, but I gave it my all and showed them my love for the kids and for teaching. About a week later (this past Wednesday) I found out that I got the position. I had another early meeting and my principal told me right after. I was in complete shock! I had basically told myself the day before I didn't get it; I might have even shed a tear or two. I feel so incredibly blessed and while I'm nervous and very overwhelmed, I feel like this is exactly where I should be.

With my new position comes a new classroom, new curriculum, and a new team. I've never moved out of a classroom before. The room I'm in now was my first room and I've made myself quite at home. I started packing on Friday and boy do I have a TON of stuff. It's definitely been nice to throw away a lot of keepsakes  junk and just clean out! I'm pumped to move into a room that has nothing in it so I can make it my own again. Even though change makes me nervous, I secretly love it! I have all summer to work on creating new and exciting lessons for reading, writing, and social studies. My new team is incredible and I'm excited to work with all three of them!

On Wednesday, May 23, my sister graduated from high school. I really can't believe she's old enough to go to college. We are 10 years apart and I feel like she is still a little girl. She's obviously not and I'm so proud of her! Friday was her 18th birthday and next weekend is her graduation party. She will be going to a college about two and a half hours away, playing tennis and majoring in speech and audiology. She wants to be a speech pathologist. I'm so excited for her to start this new chapter in her life. We will all miss her and it's going to be weird that my parents will have an empty house, but I'm sure the four years will fly by and she will be back for grad school. 

I know I've said this a million times, but I really can't believe May is almost over. We have FIVE more days of school left and I feel like I already have so much to do! I should be counting down for vacation (about 4 weeks away), but I have so much to do here that I just can't even think about it yet!

I have a post ready to go showing all my graduation party ideas! I've been working on her party a lot lately and this week is going to be jam packed with preparations!!


  1. So many exciting things going on.
    Congrats on moving up a grade, that's awesome and yay for your sister.

  2. Congrats on the new position! I am ready for a change of teaching positions, but I'd like to go somewhere other than my current school as well. Have a great summer!

  3. I'm so excited about your new position!!! We have to get together soon to celebrate. I also love the dress you wore for your sister's graduation. It's so pretty.

    Yay for happy changes.

  4. Congratulations on the new job! 5th grade is fun :o)

  5. Congrats on the new job, how exciting! My sister and I are 11 years apart and she'll be 17 on Thursday...it blows my mind that she's (almost) 17! But congrats to your sis on grad!