Monday, July 9, 2012

WINNERS and a job!!

I was going to put the names in a hat and draw 1 out (couldn't figure out rafflecopter thing!), but then decided to give these resources to the 3 teachers that actually mentioned my giveaway on their thank you to:

Erica at Sprinkles to Kindergarten
Patti at Primary Pizzazz
Janine at Faithful in First

I will email you the resources! 


I have been MIA this past week with friends visiting from overseas, and can I just ask.....have you ever cooked for vegan guests? That is not easy!

Anyway, it was great to see them and we had a lovely time. We will see them in September for their true Scottish wedding with kilts and all!

 Click here for black bean and sweet potato wrap recipe
 Here for healthiest and tastiest granola I've ever had!
 Here for my favorite oatmeal-pumpkin cookies (I half the sugar, add ground flaxseed, add walnuts and dried cranberries, and use butternut squash instead of tinned pumpkin...and it's not truly 'vegan' since there's an egg)
 Here for the saucy chickpeas with spinach


Next, I GOT A JOB!! 

Well, it's a maternity cover for two-thirds of the year (Sept-April), but I'll take it! You have to apply and interview for long term sub jobs here (very different from back home in the States).......which was a full-on interview! I had to prepare a very specific lesson, teach it to a class of students I'd never met before while I was observed, and then go to an interview afterwards with the principal and members of the board.

The job is at a small independent school, and my role is 'Key Stage 2 English Teacher'. I will be teaching Literacy, Geography, and History to Year 5 and 6 (fourth and fifth grade....there is only 1 class in each grade level). I will not be teaching math. I will not be teaching science. I will not be teaching P.E, music, foreign language, etc because they have specialists for all that!!! I'm so excited to focus on literacy in the upper grades. I have been wanting to expand my career into uppergrade and am so happy I have the chance at this amazing school! 

Everyone is really nice there and last week I observed a lesson and it was SUPER quality teaching! And the class size was 14??!!

I'm off to bed.....hope you're enjoying your summer!

Kelli xx

Thanks to everyone for your kind words about my giveaway last week : )


Sandra said...

Congrats on the job!!!
Sweet Times in First

Erika said...

Congratulations! Those things sometimes open the door to permanent jobs. Woo Hoo!
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Heidi said...

Congratulations on your job :) That is super exciting :)

My (Not So) Elementary Life

Ms. Kerri said...

congrats on the job!
Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

Jessica said...

Congrats on the job! How exciting!

Apples and Papers

Tammy said...

I am so thrilled for you! This is wonderful news. Woohoo!
❀ Tammy
Forever in First

Tricia said...

I am so happy for you. Enjoy your new job!

Queen with Class

Kelli said...

thanks everyone!!!


Erica said...

Congrats on the job and I am so excited that I won your journals!!!!


Kristin said...

Congrats on the job. I wish you were teaching next to me.


Kelli said...

Me too Kristin.....someday!! Miss you friend.

Janine said...

I am loving the products! I am printing and laminating today, much to my husband's dismay, haha! Thank you again for the giveaway and for being so creative!

Faithful in First