Today, I got offered a position for the fall! I'll be teaching in the school that I'm currently student teaching in, and couldn't be happier. Everyone at the school is so friendly and supportive of one another... I already feel like I fit in. Tentatively, I'll be teaching 6:1:1 first grade, kids with autism. So basically, little babies with autism. I'm praying that I don't get switched to a different situation last minute, because I know that happens all the time. But for now, I'm glad that that's what I will most likely have.
The principal just came into the room I'm in and asked to see me. It basically went something like this:
Principal: Miss A, can I see you out in the hall for a sec?
Me: Umm sure!
P: Alright, this might be semi-unprofessional of me to do this this way, but I want to offer you a posi-
P: -tion for the fall, 6:1:1, first grade.
Me: Of course, I'd love to! That's exactly what I want to do! I love this school! I love the teachers! I love everyone! (Ok this might be exaggerated but this is what I feel like I said)
P: Well we're really happy to have you, I think you'll do excellent here.
Me: Oh my gosh, thank you, can I give you a hug??
P: Alright well that's it, congratulations and welcome!
So basically, yeah, I was awkward and giddy but I was soooo excited. My cooperating teacher gave me the recommendation and knew I was getting the offer today and said she tried so hard not to tell me this morning.
I'm just so amazed that it happened so easily! No interview, no demo lesson.... I mean I've talked to the Principal before and she's seen me interact w/ the kids, but nothing really super structured. Those sort of things always make me really nervous, so I just feel so so lucky and blessed!
Anyways, I will write more later... time to go celebrate!