Tuesday, April 21, 2015


I don't post much about work on here, but I got a new position for next school year and I'm thoroughly pumped.  I have been taking classes this semester to get the Gifted/Talented endorsement and it worked out that there was an opening they deemed me fit for! :) I'm still not sure I believe it!  I spent many days dithering about waiting for a call.  I have been doing 5th grade math and science in the very same classroom for the last 6 years so who knows what next year will be like, but I am ready for a new challenge and I think this is it!  Our district does a pull-out program so I will have second and third graders at a few different schools.  I will see five different groups of kids (one each day of the week). Traveling will be new.  I am hoping I don't make it a habit of driving to the wrong school. I will miss my school and colleagues.  They really are a great crew.  I am kind of slow to fit in and they finally get me, so it may be awhile before I can win over (or resign) my new work community to liking me. I will still be a Cougar at home though, because school shirts comprise most of my wardrobe.  The bad news is there is a chance that none of the upper grade counterparts I get to share a room with will let me keep this classroom staple:

The good news is I will be needing a new blog and you know how I love those.  Here is the tribute to the last and first 6 years of teaching 5th grade.  Adventuresin314.blogspot.com


  1. Congrats, Jess! That is awesome!! I would have loved having you for such a teacher! Also, I can't believe you've been teaching 5th grade for six years. Time doth fly...

  2. Congratulations!! I want to cry with happiness for you!

  3. That sounds like a fun opportunity! Could you turn your owl decor into a Mrs. Frizzle-like hat? Well befitting of a gifted/talented teacher, I think:)