Last week Josh and I both started our new jobs! We had some in services and meetings to go to, but more importantly, we both got to start setting up our classrooms! Neither of us have ever had our own classroom before so we are both equally excited to get them finished and get kids in them! (Pictures later this week).
This past weekend Josh's parents came for a visit. It was a lot of fun. Friday we went to an all-you-can-eat crab restaurant on the Chesapeake Bay... awesome. Saturday we spent the day at the beach on Assateague Island and went to Ocean City at The Sunset Grille for dinner and drink on the harbor while watching the sun go down and listening to a live band outside... Wow. That was a fun day.
This week Josh and I have more in service time and have the rest of the week to prepare our classrooms. The kiddies come on Monday the 30th. I am SOOO excited! My school is part magnet and part traditional. Students in the county who score very high on their standardized tests are shipped in to my school for the magnet program. Then I have the traditional programs as well. My school is VERY diverse and I am really excited to teach in a new environment. The good thing about being a teacher (other than changing the lives of children, summer vacations, winter, fall, and spring breaks) is that we get a fresh start each year. It seems like it won't really get old this way... which is great!
I am also starting to look into grad schools. I am required to have my master's in 10 years, but the sooner I get it, the sooner I get paid more! I would love to be in this online program at WVU for Special Education... it seems PERFECT! I just have to apply and take some tests and figure out some financial stuff first. But I really hope it works out! Ideally, I would still be a music teacher. I would just have this special ed background to improve my teaching for all students. Maybe I could be a special ed teacher for a summer job?