I have now worked in classes 8, 9, 7, and looking forward to 6! :)
I was speaking with a friend of mine who is also a coworker and she informed me that I'd be taking over her class starting in August. My friend has decided to step down to an assistance position due to the fact that we have to spend a great deal of time outside of the classroom now.
I had hoped my friend would continue to work in the room. I truly admire her skills and would love to work with her, however, she's been told she'll move to another room for whatever reasons.
Anyway, after my first year working at this school, I was promoted to lead teacher. As we were going through the interviewing process I had hoped in my heart that I would get class 6. However, I was placed in the baby room instead. It was not my first choice. Many people dont see this room as anything more than a glorified babysitting position. Well, I made it my objective to prove them wrong. We did everything under the sun that everyone else did. We actually even scored one of the highest scores in the state on our yearly state evaluation. The school and state were very impressed with that classroom. Anyway, I stayed in that room for another year, however, asking several times to be moved to other, older classrooms. Finally, this school year I was given the opportunity to move into a toddler room. It was a good year.
Well, there seem to be more changes taking place starting in August and it seems I'll be moved over to another older room, classroom 6. :) I am extremely excited. I'm not 100% sure it will happen, I'll have to let you know come August, but overall I'm happy with the change. However, I am a bit sad I wont be in Maddie's room with her. I'm not sure they would have allowed me to stay, but I would give anything to be back as that lead teacher now. Isnt it odd how one of my hearts desires will be fulfilled, yet, another only yearns to be back where I once was? :)