Hi everyone! Long time no speak! Since I haven't gotten a job yet, I haven't felt like reading everyone's blogs... no offense, its just that it would have made me sad to hear about everyone getting their classrooms ready and doing first week activities, when I couldn't do those things.
Anyways things may be looking up. I have two interviews this week. One of them is as a K-5 LD Resource teacher. The good things about that job would be that it is at the school my little cousins attend, and close to their house, although it is 45 minutes away from where I currently live. I'd be able to see my cousins, and visit my aunt more often, and if there was a blizzard or something I could always sleep over at their house and have only a five minute drive in the morning. Since several of my family members live out that way, I'd probably look for an apartment between my parents' house and the school, so I'd be close to everyone! The rent rates are lower in that area.The negatives about this job would be that I would be a resource teacher instead of having my own classroom, and I'd have a long drive at least for a while.
The second interview is for a K-1 self-contained crosscat classroom. The positives would be that I'd have my own classroom, I'd be with the grade levels I'm most comfortable with, and it is only about a 20-25 minute drive from where I'm now staying. The negatives would be that it is at a "failing school" that is in a district that isn't too wonderful... since most of the schools in that district are failing, they are obsessed with test scores... and also that, while I would still want to get my own apartment as soon as possible, the rent in this area is a lot higher. Plus, it just wouldn't be my cousins' school. Not exactly a negative, because obviously working at my cousins' school isn't a requirement... or else I'd have very narrow job prospects!
I also have an interview as a library aide at another school. I am not exactly sure what a library aide does... I guess I would be straightening out books and reading to little kids. It is also about forty minutes from my house. That job would be more like a last resort.
I'd be so excited to get either one of the two teaching jobs! I'm actually studying for the interviews, to make sure I don't get taken by surprise by any of the questions! Everyone send me their positive thought! I'll write again over the weekend and tell you how all three interviews went.
See ya later!