School's out for summer- Job Hunting
I have to tell you- I am REALLY excited about school being out this year. I think I may even be MORE excited than my girls are- really! This school year was exhausting, first with me student teaching, then we had some changes in administration, I started subbing, and finally I missed the last quarter of the year when I got shingles. My husband has been FANTASTIC about getting home from work in time to pick up the girls from school, but the scheduling has been extremely tight, and I have felt out of control. At least with the girls home we are able to be a little more flexible with when Daniel has to be home- so he can relax a bit.
We have some big choices to make over the summer, though we are pretty sure we know what our decision is going to be. Our daughters have been going to charter schools for the past three years. We recently noticed that the level of education in the charter schools is not much better than what they were getting in the local, public elementary schools. Unfortunately, once the schools get too big, they all become the same. It is hard to maintain the level of individualization they were once able to offer. So, for several reasons we will most likely be pulling our kids over to the public school which is about a half mile from our house. It sure would be nice to not have to drive all over town to pick them up at the end of a long day.
I'm also working on finding a teaching job. I can't let this degree go to waste now that I've earned it. There are a few more jobs being posted now than there were a couple of weeks ago. I was starting to panic at how few there were. There's still not as many as I would like to see, but considering I'm still not positive I'm ready to work, I guess I can't complain. The idea of working is attractive, but if I don't get a job I can spend more time healing if I need to. I have a sneaking suspicion I need to, so I'm not freaking out about not getting called for interviews- yet.