In the meantime, I thought I'd share the sad news today. This morning I found out I will not be returning to the school I was hired at this school year. In Florida, we are on annual contracts if you are not already grandfathered in and I was not since I left the school district I was at 3 years ago and ended up in a new district by choice. So it is up to the principal each year to renew our contract or let it expire. Mine was let to be expired. I was told there is not enough room for me. So the job hunt continues. Someday I'll find the right place for me.
I do know I made a great difference in a lot of children's lives. I received one of the nicest notes from a parent that was also sent to administration. I blogged about this 3 weeks ago. My toughest behavior student jumped from a level 8 to a level 16 in just 3 months time! My 2nd toughest behavior child read a level 8 with instruction (level 6 is where we expect them to be, which doesn't match Kindergarten standards, it matches 1st grade). I just 1 month my lowest students jumped from a rebus to a level 2, 2 jumped from level 1's to level 3's and 1 from a level 1 to a level 4. Another child who had no clue how to write 2 months ago ended the year writing 3 sentences that I could figure out.
Until I find the job that is meant for me I'll be here a bit more often blogging and making new products for my someday classroom and maybe something you can use too!
I know I'm doing something right and somebody is going to see that and snatch me up. No picture for this post, share the link on FB, twitter, Google + or e-mail if you want.
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