Welcome to our blog! We are newly married and living in Dallas, TX. I am a middle school math teacher and cheer sponsor. Mason works in Oil & Gas. We both graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and had the absolute best time in college and are still having a blast as newlyweds! Please join us on our journey during our first year of marriage!
Lately, I have started getting a little panicky about not having a teaching job for the fall yet, so bright and early this morning I went and met with my mentor at my teaching preparation & certification program (the place where I have been getting certified to teach). We decided that it would be in my best interest to take the Generalist 4-8 exam ASAP so that I would be qualified to teach 4th, 5th and 6th grade as well - thus making me more marketable to the school districts and increasing my chances of getting a job. Currently, I am certified for Math 4-8, but the generalist test encompasses math, social studies, science and english/language arts (basically a TON of material). So all day I have been cramming tidbits of knowledge that my old brain has forgotten since the 4th grade! No fun... but if I pass the test, my mentor says she has connections at the district I want to work for and that she will do her best to try and help me get a job!! :) Tomorrow morning, I go in to take a practice test to get a feel for the material that will be tested. Then next week sometime, I will take the practice test again and have to make an 80 or higher to be eligible to take the REAL test. Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know why I might be a little M.I.A. for the next week. I will have my nose in a book re-learning things like the scientific method and what the French and Indian War was all about...yikes! Wish me luck!!!