Monday, July 28, 2008

Welcome to Kindergarten!

I'm a kindergarten teacher! After much pondering I decided to take a job I was just offered last week to teach kindergarten at a small, private, nondenominational school. I get to teach the curriculum that I taught in first grade, and use all of my supplies that I spent tons of money on last year (Ryan's happy about that) and I have my whole class to myself and it's all up to me!

It's going to be a lot of work because school starts on August 18th (aaaaaahhhhhhhh!) but I know I can do it. Ryan is very supportive and so happy that I was able to find a job, as am I but I'm also overwhelmed with everything that has to be done to get the school year started. I'm very grateful to have found a job because the teaching market is very competitive right now as there are NO JOBS and I've been searching since March. There were over 50 applicants and they chose me, wooohooo!

It's close to home, the pay isn't fabulous but there isn't a lot of money to be made in teaching anyways. I'm grateful to be able to teach again, especially a grade I feel comfortable with, and I'm very thankful that I was able to find a job so quickly (I interviewed twice last week and they let me know Thursday) and so close to home! From now on every second is going to be spent getting ready for school. I formally start next Monday, but I already got started today. Hopefully I'll have my class set up this week so that next week I can plan the first couple of weeks of school in the next 2 weeks!


Kamie said...

Congrats! That is so nice. Glad to see you are using those skills you learned in Russia haha :)

Ryan and Adrienne Johnson said...

Hey, it's what I went to school for! I'm not sure I carry any "skills" I learned in Russia, it was way too long ago :P!

Jeanne Greenie said...

Congrats!! That must be so exciting :)

I thought about you when i heard about the earthquake, i guess its a nice little Welcome Home ;)

Florence Family Blog said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

YEAHH!!! I'm so excited for you Adrienne! That's awesome! Congrats! Those kids are going to LOVE you!

Unknown said...

2 August 2008

Hi Sister Adrienne and Brother Ryan, :>)

Congratulations on your job!!! That is fabulous, you are going to have the time of your life! Especially the fact you can use your materials you already have!

Have a fabulous Sunday.

Sister Petersen
Fremont :>)