I am taking a position at UME Preparatory Academy. I will be teaching 1st grade science and 4th grade math on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I get to be at home with my little one on Monday, Wednesday, Friday! UME is based on university education model and is designed to prepare students to be successful in college beginning in kindergarten and going all the way through high school. Every step of this process, we have seen God's hand and watched Him work out all the details for us in His time. This is truly the best of both worlds for me: I get to do what I love and am passionate about AND be at home more with my boys.
I will continue to blog here during the school year. I have also started a new blog Chit Chat with Mrs. Shaw. That blog is where I'll be blogging this summer, updating about my teachers pay teachers store, participating in linky parties, etc. I hope you'll follow both blogs.
My co-worker Mrs. Riner teaches 3rd grade at Hobbs. I met her when I was student teaching and our classes have been reading buddies for the past 7 years. On the last day of school, she brought her kids down for a final reading buddy session. I told Robin I had resigned my position. She let me go tell a couple of other people that I wanted to hear it from me. When I came back, I found this on my whiteboard:
Some of the 3rd graders who signed my board had been my kindergartners the very first year Hobbs was open. The last day I walked out of my empty classroom, I just couldn't bear to erase it. I'm moving on to a new season of life, but very grateful for the memories and lesson learned from season that's ending.