You are looking (well, not looking, but you know what I mean) at the newest 3rd grade teacher at Columbia Academy! God has had his hand in every step of this process. Like I said yesterday, there are just so many things that have "fallen into place," AKA God implementing, that enabled me to have this job. I originally interviewed for a full-time sub position, but then the 3rd grade positioned opened up, and they offered me the job! Let me tell you a little bit about this ideal position (hold onto your seats, it's pretty stinkin' awesome!):
1. There are two 3rd grade classes for this year. One class has 9 students, the other has 10. That is UNHEARD of to have have a class size that small. What amazing learning can take place when you have only 10 little minds to worry about, instead of 25-30?!
2. They will pay for "stuff" for my classroom: borders, resources, whatever . . . awesome! Much better than spending my own money, which I did plenty of last year.
3. The students have two special classes a day, meaning I will have two 40 minute plan periods per day. Bliss!
There are a ton of other amazing things about this school, but for now, I am just going to say that God has surely blessed me and placed me in this school for a reason. I am thankful and excited to see what He has in store for me here! And Brent is glad that I won't be sitting at home, bored, while he's at work! ;)
On another note, we had dinner with some of Brent's friends from MIT who live here in MD, Moji and Annie. Even though we've only been gone for almost 2 weeks, it was super nice to see some familiar faces. If any of you out there are looking for a nice MD vacation, Brent and I would love to have you! You might even be so lucky to sample some homemade chocolate chip cookies! ;) (see previous post)