Well, the second week of school is drawing to a close. Things are looking pretty good. It is definitely hard work with 2nd graders but it is absolutely worth it! I am learning English! Seriously, this is a difficult task, teaching sounds, penmanship, etc. to Second Grade!Share on Facebook
Well, school was out on Friday and Memorial Day Weekend came and is almost gone. We had a blast with the grandkids on Saturday. We got to see Amiya’s dance recital on Friday night, had a cookout on Sunday, and did some painting on Monday. Ah, went for a drive for my driving instructor certification on Saturday, I knew there was something I forgot.
Anyway, next week will be a bit of a challenge. This is the last week at Zarrow which has proved to be challenging on a daily basis. Monday I will be cleaning out my room and moving stuff from my current room to another room. Of course, I will also ‘check out’ which will be fun. I am certain I will have forgotten something!
Of course, we got to see Star Trek! It was great and Paul and I loved the chance to see the Premier together again. This makes 10 out of the 11 films that we have seen on premier night! I had the chance to see it again the following day, last Saturday, with my cousin Bill McGrew and son Michael. After that viewing, we met at Christina and Pat’s for a cookout. It was a fantastic chance to see most of the family together again.
Today, Michael and I are off to see Star Trek again! Yeah, it was a good movie!Share on Facebook
We are finally moved from Keller to Tulsa!
Though it has been an ordeal, from the car alternator going out the week before the move to the gas not being turned on at the new house, we have made it through! We have had the opportunity to have my sister, Christina and her husband Pat and their kids over for a cookout last weekend. This was nice to enjoy family.
With many of the boxes unpacked, though not all, I have had the chance to attend several days of training for the new school. I have my teaching certificate and am ready for my year of residency to commence for my first year back.
Linda and I are working on the new classroom and I am preparing lesson plans for the first day back next Monday! Tomorrow is the official Teachers Report day at Zarrow. We will be meeting the parents on Friday! Time sure flies!Share on Facebook
One of the best parts of the Texas Teachers’ Program for my certification is getting the opportunity to see Nationally recognized speakers. Harry Wong is one of those names which just about any teacher can tell you about. I was able to get his autograph on my well-worn First Days of School book, and the picture with the author above. It was awesome to hear him speak and he was definitely worth the traffic (there were almost 3000 people there!) and the crowds!Share on Facebook
Well, I am patting myself on the back today! I am now Officially Texas Standard Certified! I am validuntil 2014!
Since I am now official, I was able to apply for my Oklahoma Certification and should know soon about that. I still need all the prayers I can get, I am now in the hands of Oklahoma Department of Education to get my Oklahoma License before school starts!
Keeping my eye on the prize…
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Well, I am on the way to my Texas Teaching Certificate (which means that I will be able to transfer it to Oklahoma)! I passed the final exam and just have to fill out the paperwork now!
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Wow! The wonders of God! I traveled to Tulsa on Wednesday for an interview with Anderson Elementary School in Tulsa. While I was getting ready for my interview, I received a call from another principal and, luckily, I was already in town for a second interview with Zarrow International School at 9 AM on Thursday morning!
Well, to make a long story short, I left my Thursday interview with a job offer and have already received a call from Human Resources to sign my contract in Tulsa! I will be teaching Social Studies, Math and Reading to 5th Grade at Zarrow!
Our visit to Tulsa last week was for a couple of purposes, job interview with Broken Arrow as we prepare to return to our “Native Oklahoma”, Confirmations for Michael and Andrew, and to see the kids. We are looking forward to being close to our family again soon.Share on Facebook
I cannot begin to express the way that prayer has influenced this in mine and my family’s life. Even the school name itself, “Trinity” cannot be a mere coincidence. I am working in a school that is only 6 miles from my house! I could not have imagined such blessings, only in the mind of God. Our family has Hope, Blessings, so much to be thankful for. We have family and friends that have supported us with prayers, gifts from the heart that have all carried us through. Thank you all for what you have done and continue to do for us. I have always said that I do not deserve the multitude of blessings that God showers upon me but I am definitely, humbly, thankful for them all.
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