I need everyone to sit down for a moment...I'll wait. All set? I am officially a middle school English/Language Arts (ELA) teacher for the upcoming school year!!!! I received my contract this afternoon in the mail (I accepted the position last Monday) so I feel comfortable now announcing it to all my faithful reader (Dougie and Yellie, lol). I am so pumped and excited and nervous and overwhelmed all at the same time. I never thought I would really be a teacher, even though I aced the program and had a successful student teaching experience. But my dreams of being a teacher, my fantasy since I was in preschool, is finally true!!!
Some of you may be saying... Middle school?! Really? Yes really. It wasn't what I had pictured (since I always thought I would teach high school) but I am actually excited about this opportunity. Since I just did student teaching at the high school level, I think it would be a great comparison. So I'll have to let you know what I think.
I'm going to my school tomorrow to check out my room and start organizing myself. Classes start the 27th (eek!!!) so I wanted to be ready to go!!! So that's my news... I still can't believe it :-)