I was lucky. I went to a teacher recruitment fair less than a month after graduating and was offered a job during my second interview! At the time, the principal told me I would be teaching intensive Algebra I- yes! This was SO up my alley and I immediately began planning (in my head) all the wonderful things I would do in that class before even leaving the building.
Notice I said “at the time”– Well, I went to the high school for a tour a couple of weeks later and it turned out they weren’t sure what I would be teaching. Drat.
The kids in my district start school on August 20th, so time is a ticking. I should also mention that I am an incredibly
anal organized person and I would have had an entire quarter’s worth of lesson plans done by the time my New Teacher Orientation commenced this coming Thursday. I have decided not to enter panic-mode, but I am a little anxious about the whole thing.
From my school tour I also learned that they do not have SmartBoards! I was terribly disheartened and discouraged (and, frankly, freaking out!) until I figured out that I can insert my SmartBoard lessons into Mimio with very little manipulation! At least all of my pre-service lesson plans weren’t for naught. 🙂
So, now I’m wondering if 2 weeks will be enough time to get my classroom, brain and lessons organized. I have heard the time just prior to school starting is incredibly stressful- I just hope I’m up for it!