Remember when I announced that I was the newest preschool teacher at Little Madison Academy?? Well...I've been approached with a bigger and better job opportunity! I can now officially announce that I am the *newest* 4th grade teacher at Madison Academy!! Why yes, after two long years of subbing I will have my very own classroom next year! I don't think I could be happier. :)
I actually heard about the possibility of this opening the day I was announced as the preschool teacher at LMA. This was a bittersweet moment for me. On one hand, I was super excited to have a classroom and to be a "real" teacher, but on the other hand, the possibility of this 4th grade position would be amazing--I would have my own elementary classroom and that's what I really wanted. I knew I shouldn't get my hopes up though. It wasn't a for sure thing and I was going to have to wait about a week and a half to find out if this potential opening would even be an opening for next year. So...I waited...and waited...and waited. Then the day came. Mrs. Burton came to my classroom (I was subbing that day) and informed me that the teacher was indeed leaving and I would now be a 4th grade teacher!!
I'm so excited but I'm extremely nervous about having my own classroom. The thought of my own class is wonderful, but when I think about all the preparation it takes to set up a classroom (how my classroom will look, procedures, classroom management...) it's a bit overwhelming! I know I've got all summer to wrap my head around this and work in my classroom so I don't need to freak out, just yet. (It may be a different story a week before school starts.)
So there ya go, my awesome opportunity just got even better! Sometimes it's funny how life turns out. :)