Hallooooo? Is there anybody in there?

Hello friends!  I'm sorry that I haven't posted anything in over two weeks.  Life appears to have gotten in the way!
Short version: I've accepted a job teaching sixth grade at a new school...well new to me anyway in the great state of ALABAMA...

Say What?  I know, you're saying.. HUH?  I thought she was a NY blogger, why did she go to Alabama?
My husband finished his PhD program earlier this summer, and is the new Associate Director of Bands at the University of South Alabama.  {GO JAGS!}  In the picture below we took him out to dinner to celebrate when we got word that he was finished.  Can't you tell how excited my daughter is!  He did not have time to walk through ceremonies because he is in charge of the marching band at South and they had band camp, so we will see him get his hood in December.

We finished the school year, and a quick four weeks later we are starting a new school year!
I was worried I wouldn't find a job, since I have to become certified here, and take a bunch of praxis exams, (NOT FUN BEACH READING)

but God had other plans for me, and granted me the grace of quickly finding a position... in SIXTH grade none the less!
I love my new school, but there has been a TON of work and learning for me to do.  I found out I had a position about a week before school started, and I had to take those darned exams, so my head has been BURIED!
Please forgive me!  I promise I'll be back into the blogging routine soon, and sharing the antics of my very awesome, very rambunctious sixth graders!
Meanwhile!  I did manage to participate in the TpT BOOST sale that will be on TODAY.  Everything in my store will be onsale, and if you use the TpT code:  BOOST you will be able to save an extra 10%.

Are you an Alabama blogger? or even from the South?  I'd love to hear from you.  This Yankee girl need to learn a few rules about being Southern!


  1. I am so excited for you Michele! I was praying this summer that you would find a job! God never lets us down! He is always taking care of us! I cannot wait to read more about your new adventure!

    Rosie's Rambles

  2. Congratulations to you and your husband. Enjoy your new adventure!

  3. Awesome news! Are you a sweet tea drinker? You just might become one {wink}

  4. Good luck! I just moved to Washington...having done the same test taking and job-worrying you are talking about...and it is a lot of change! I can't image doing it all a week before school starts. Luckily you have experience to guide you! :-)

    Real Teachers Learn

  5. Congrats on the new job! I hear TeachersPayTeachers has some good materials you might want to try! hhahah

  6. I'm an Alabama blogger and teacher. So glad you've moved here! Where are you in Alabama?
    Are We There Yet?

  7. Congrats to both of you. Best wishes on your new adventures. I am a NY girl who lives in GA. You will adapt quickly. You won't have to say y'all, no worries! I bet you find other transplants to bond with. My besties are from Ohio and Indiana, northerners too ;-). As someone mentioned tea is sweet, you can ask for unsweet, biscuits come with chicken or gravy, it stays hot for a long while, stock up on summer stuff as it goes on sale, you can wear it in to October. Your light coat will be warm enough, your warm coat will be too warm! Good luck with the praxis (yuck) and your new school!

  8. Congratulations! How exciting for you! Big change in location:). Glad you found a 6th grade position! It will make the transition just a little easier.


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