Things are finally starting to go my way. It has been a long time coming, but this is been a good week. I had a job interview on Tuesday for a position that I was hoping to hear back from. Within 20 minutes after the interview I was offered a job. I am the new math science teacher Chief Little Pine School. It is a First Nations school about 20 minutes from home, here in Cut Knife. I have already gone into the school a couple of times to meet with the teacher and replacing, and will be meeting with her again at the school on Sunday. This will give me an opportunity to pick up where she laughed off when I resume teaching on Tuesday. Monday is a P.D. day so the teachers will all be in North Battleford for meetings, and I have been asked to go to school instead to get things organized.
I am very excited to be starting and eager to get back into a high school classroom. The courses are arranged in trimesters instead of two semesters, so there will be some course changes throughout the year. This position is perfect, senior high sciences, math and information processing (a tech course).
I am going to spread my wings into some more inquiry in my science courses and be looking into ways to incorporate inquiry into my math classes too. I think it will make things more interesting. I have time to figure this out though, because the math all starts in November.
For the last few months I have been trying to figure out how to go about purchasing this house that I am currently living in. The problem was my lack of employment, so I was unable to take care of business during the summer. As of today I have been pre-approved for the mortgage. So, now I am another step closer. The landlord and the realtor now just need to draft up their contracts and hopefully we’ll be on the way.
The house is a simple place, with a big living room, kitchen and front room. There are two good sized bedrooms upstairs, even has a garage to keep the car in during the cold winters. There is some work that needs to be done, but for the most part these are minor things that do not hurt the habitability of the house, and are not pressing before winter.
Fingers are crossed that things will go my way for a change and the house will be mine. I am really tired of things not going my way when I want them to. I don’t ask for much, do I?
Anyway, on that note, further updates on the new job will come next week after I have had a chance to teach a few classes.