Thursday, March 14, 2013

It's finally a reality...

Beginning on September 2, 2013, I'm officially a full-time Kindergarten teacher!

I've been teaching for 8 years (minus 2 in the classroom years where I have been home with my munchkins) and in the past four years, I've been at 4 different schools and in so many different grades. Thus far, I've taught Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, Special Ed. and covered other teachers planning time.

These past 8 years, the one position that I have always wanted, Kindergarten, has eluded me.

However, last week I finally got the call that I've been waiting for.

I am now a Kindergarten teacher. I'll have my own classroom where I can store all my stuff and keep it there over the summer since I won't be bumped from the school (which will make The Husband happy and the basement will be emptier).

I also increased my contract and I've gone from teaching 80% to 100% of a school week, which means I get a pay increase (yay!)

However, it definitely is bittersweet. Getting my classroom and my ideal job also signifies that I'm going back to work. I knew it was coming, but in my blissful little world here at home, I try not to think about it. It was hard leaving J the first time around and now, after being home with him for over a year, I'm going to have to send him back to daycare. It definitely stinks and I'm already finding ways to convince myself it'll be alright.

The Husband and I were thinking about getting a nanny, but we loved our daycare so much and there are so many positives that despite the crazy price, we're probably going to stick them back in it (unless someone can convince me a nanny would be better)!

This post was to announce my new position and my excitement at it, but now it's turned into making me sad because I'm thinking about going back to work.

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