James had his 9 month well baby check up today. His favorite part of any doctor's visit is ripping up the thin, crinkly paper on the exam table. #sweetbabyjames
So I had that phone interview with a school district... and OMG, I was so. dang. nervous! I'm not sure I did well, but it was a learning experience for sure. I have to find a way to breathe and relax and just be myself. A concise, precise version of myself. This interview may not have been it, but that's ok. 🤞 that they liked me enough to offer a panel interview next. I'll know in a couple weeks.
As most of you know, I have been on the job hunt after taking a year off from the classroom to be home with my son. I've been applying to districts like crazy, but it is competitive here in the Los Angeles and Orange County area. I applied for an eligibility pool with a district a couple weeks ago and was turned down for an interview. So imagine my surprise when I checked my phone after playing with James and found a voicemail from a school in that district! I will be having a phone interview tomorrow afternoon! Eeeekk!!! I'm so excited and so terrified! I've been trying to stay current even though I am out if the classroom. But the fact is... I get soooooo nervous talking to adults. Put me in front of a room of kids and I have no problem. But adults? Well, I get terrified and it becomes an internal battle to stay calm and speak coherently. So 🤞 that tomorrow goes well. I'm going to spend tonight practicing my answers to common interview questions. And if you have any tips or advice to share, I'd love to hear it!
Every week we go to the Torrance Farmer's Market and buy a baked potato or yam. This week, we loaded it with cheese, sour cream, butter, fresh roasted corn, and yummy pulled pork. James was impatient for his turn to take a bite. It was so yummy and we still had leftovers after splitting it between the three of us.
Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Weekend from this little cutie. 🐰🐣
This little love bug of mine is 8 months old! The time has truly flown by.
@fivefootoneteacher inspires me. She has gone through every teacher's worst nightmare but she has come out of it with this beautiful strength and such a connection to her students. Watching the students of her school rise up and watching them pull up kida from across the country makes me so proud. They are articulate, poised, and brave to be doing the good work they are doing. And I know she is right there alongside them, guiding them and encouraging them. They are changing the world and one day, they will be in the history books.
We took a little family trip to the zoo today and I got to feed a giraffe named Phillip.