Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Teaching Job :)

It is all comming together nicely.... I have a teaching job for next year!

I have been hired to do a .7 (so, not full time but close) time itinerant (the teachers who don't have their own class) teaching position at Elsie Mironuck. What a suprise that was... Elsie Mironuck!!! My own old elementary school. This is great! I may have hated the place as a student, but I have subbed there many times and always found the children excellently behaved, the staff friendly and the school well run and organized. I can't wait to start. It is a temporary teaching contract as a result of a maternity leave, but that's a great start for me!

It is true that it doesn't only matter what you know, but also who you know. I got the interview when i impressed a different principal at another school. He recomended me to another principal (of Elsie Mironuck) and i got the interview on the first principal's recomendation. I then flew through the interview with somewhat flying colours, and i now have a fat package of mail in my hand from the school board, offereing me a contract!

I stopped by the school today to check in with the principal, to get to know my schedule and maybe meet with the current teacher. I met a couple of the teachers on staff, and have plans to finalize all official plans on thursday afternoon. I was then invited to a bbq on the friday.

I swear, it is at times like this that it seems like it really is a small world, and that everything is connected. Get these connections...

1. The current principal is the principal that interviewed me last year, for the subbing position.

2. I went to high school with the other girl who is being hired as a full time teacher. I was all the same french immersion classes as her for 4 years.

3. One of my high school teachers is the grade 8 teachers, Mr. Leveque.

4. The custodian is the same custodian as Douglas Park durring my internship.

5. One of the 'moniteur' (sort of like itenerants who play french games with immersion students, but don't have full teaching degrees) was my roomate in high school.

6. This was my own elementary school.

7. One of the teachers is the older sister of a girl I went to high school with. The younger sister is the girl who is also being hired.

8. I will be teaching the daughter of someone i went through all elementary school and high school with me.

9. The teacher i am replacing was the prof that taught choir to me for 2 semsters in university.


My god.... it really is a small world! Hahaha. Then again, it is the world of french immersion. French immersion is truely a small world, especially in the non-french province of Saskatchewan. It is so crazy...

Well... i'm off to work. I still am working out what i'll be doing next semester for work. I don't understand the pay sheet things i got, so i will be taking them to my old co-op Bev to have her hopefully explain them to me. I hope she can help haha. If it is enough money, i will quit the florist shop and the daycare for sure. If it is not quite enough money i will keep one of the two jobs, on a VERY part time basis. After all, this is only for one year. Who knows what will happen after that? As well, this is only a .7 job, not full time.

Friday, June 16, 2006

beach kit preview Posted by Picasa

So, i am now finally finished my first digital scrapbooking kit. I have been downloading many many free digital kits from the internet, i thought it was time i provided one myself. I call the kit Ocean Breeze.

For those who are not aware (most of you) what a digiscrap kit is, it is a group of digital papers and elements you use when making a digital scrapbooking pages. I now have quite a large collection made by other people, and now i have made my own. :)

Please please comment :)

my basement Posted by Picasa

So, recently i had changed around my basement when i got all the stuff from the storage cabinet. I recently found a website where i could place furniture etc and make a floor plan. Just for fun, i made one of my basement here. Once i had it, i figured i may as well show it to all of you. WHy not? haha

So, this is the new layout of my basement after recieving a piano and loveseat from storage.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Guess who's back??

build the suspense.....

build the suspense......

build the suspense........

It's ryan! Haha. Most of you don't know who ryan is, but i am very excited myself that ryan is back. He went to teach overseas in Korea for a bit, and now he is back for a short time. WOO!!!

Just thought i'd let you all know. haha

Friday, June 02, 2006

Mexico scrapbooking

latest scrapbooking Posted by Picasa

So, here is the latest scrapbooking project i have done :). I admit, i totally used someone elses idea for this page. I was looking through the gallery of one of the scrapbooking newsletters i saw, and i totally LOVED this one layout. It is so simple, yet effective. Mine is different, as i added colour to the black and white (they left theirs alone), changed the flower they had at the top to the drink, changed the paper in the bottomn bar and added the message at the bottomn.

The message at the bottomn is a line from George Straights newest song "Seashore of old mexico". I have been obsessed with that song since i first heard it :). I love that song.

So, yes... now comes the call for comments again haha.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

yay for moms

So, ignore the previous post... or at least the second half of it. Ignore my desperate plea for help.

I was working away at photoshop to make a scaled pic of my room and all the furniture in it, when my mom called. She not only was able to tell me how to price things for the garage sale (big things like the rottertiller, the 2 lawn mowers, the air compressor and the microwave) but she also was able to tell me about how to rearange my living room to fit everything. It takes a rare kind of person to re-arange a room first by phone, and then by webcam. Especially with a directionally challenged person such as myself, with a poor quality webcam haha.

Still my mom was able to help me out with the entire room. Just because mom's can be far away, doesn't mean that they can't be one of the biggest helps ever. I couldn't have done it without you mom. Thank you.

I have come to realize that moms are often very much underapreciated by their kids, untill their kids get older. Once the kids get older and move out, they often realize how awesome their moms really are. I am hereby making this post a woo! post for mothers. I challenge each of you readers to say something awesome about your mom. I know it wasn't exactly easy for my mom with me as i was growing up, and i am sure that it is the same with many of you.

All together now..... I LOVE YOU MOM!

Lets see some awesome mom comments.