Well... I promised you another blog soon, and here it is. Though I'm not so sure about the "soon" part. Sigh. Things have been a little crazy. Here's what's been going on in my world over the last few months.
February: Graduated and received master's degree. Principal announced that she is leaving our school after 11 years with us, and will work as the principal at a new school about 45 minutes away. A friend from grad school told me that her school (in New Jersey) has an opening for a first grade teacher for next year. I gave her my resume to pass on to her principal. I signed up to take the required test for my Reading Specialist certification.
March: Third grade teacher (a nun) announced that her order is sending her to work in New York, so she won't be returning to our school next year. Fifth grade teacher announced her retirement. I began paperwork to get certified in New Jersey. I found out that I will be chaperoning a three week trip to Australia in July.
April: Pastor announced that our kindergarten teacher has will be our new principal. Principal and kindergarten teacher begin interviewing for three new teachers (kindergarten, third grade, fifth grade). Faculty began planning retirement party for Mrs. L. and going away party for Principal. I was a bridesmaid in the Spanish-themed wedding of a friend and former co-worker (think red dress, gold shoes, rose in hair... very classy!). I began attending chaperone meetings for Australia trip. I stepped up the job hunt by sending out resumes and filling out online applications.
May: Faculty threw Western-themed retirement party for Mrs. L. I bought a new car. I haven't heard from any of the schools to which I sent resumes, so as it stands right now, I'll be returning to this school for at least one more year.
And that pretty much brings us up to speed.
In other news, after I posted my blog about going to Australia, I got two comments from first grade teachers in Australia (one in Melbourne, and one in Sydney). I was blown away. I guess I never really gave much thought to the people who read this blog. I figured it was all people in the US, but now I'm global! Anyway, thanks to Amber and Tessa for their comments, and for their offers of information about Australia!
Also, my student on meds FINALLY got a wraparound in February. He also had his medication adjusted by his doctor, and as a result of both, his outbursts have become far less frequent and also less volatile. Huge sigh of relief.
Okay, I think that's all for now. I'll try to be better at keeping this blog updated. We'll see how that goes. :)