If you saw the post I wrote last night, then you know I just found out I got assigned to teach Kindergarten next year. At first I really didn't know how I felt about it because I have always kind of felt like the little Kindys were not for me. The more I think about it, the more I get used to the idea and the excitement is building.
When I inquired with the district representative about how I could apply for other openings that pop up, she indicated that I would have to go through the official application process which involves EdZapp. I have been helping my good friend get her application ready for next year and the process is tedious to say the least. Rather than submitting a cover letter and resume (like I did when I first applied in this district) you know have to input all your personal information, resume, etc on this database online. There are also 5 essay questions. Even though I am already a district employee, that is now the process to apply for a position. It seems like a lot of work considering I already have a placement that is perfectly fine. I would love to go back and teach first grade again, but I also want to gain new learning experiences and have different opportunities to make me a well rounded and well versed teacher. Kindergarten is a lot different than first, but different can be good.
I learned that when I moved to Germany...
I also realized that the school I will be working at is very close to a Trader Joes. Score! That will be awesome. Also, if I get on campus housing, the commute will only be about 15 minutes or so. Another bonus. Of course it will be a big adjustment getting used to another staff, but that means more opportunities to meet great people. Can you tell I am trying to find the positives about this? For some reason I have a really philisophical feeling about it and I feel like maybe this is just meant to be. I really am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, so I don't necessarily want to mess around with what has been assigned to me.
Besides I already know some great Kindergarten teachers through blogging that I know will help me out!
So, I am at peace with being a Kindergarten teacher. I need to be pushed to spend more time with the little guys to get my parenting skills in order so when I come back to Germany, we can start our own little family.
In a little bit, I am heading out for a run with my friend then we may take a walk into town for some Starbucks. Hubs is working today and tomorrow (all day both days) so I am on my own enjoying some ME time! :0)
Even though I am okay with teaching Kinder, should I get my EdZapp account all set up just in case something becomes available at my old school?