I applied for a teaching job with a couple of different elementary schools in the city.
I didn’t know if I would get any calls for interviews, because it was my first year out of college.
I had two interviews and one of the principals wanted me to join her team. She asked me if I would be interested in teaching the second grade. I was happy to teach any grade or any subject as long as she was offering me a job. Since I was a first-year teacher, I didn’t have a classroom of my own. I was forced to teach from a portable classroom outside. Some of the older teachers told me to beware of the portable classrooms, but I really haven’t had any problems at all. In fact, I kind of like the portable classroom. I have a lot more room than the other teachers and I have four walls that I can use for bulletin boards. The classroom has a ductless HVAC system. I have access to heat and air conditioning that I can control on my own. I’m sure there are lots of reasons why a classroom is better than a portable building, but I’ve had a hard time coming up with a reason why it is a better situation for me. I’m really enjoying getting to know all of the students. I never thought I would have a class room of my own and I am positively excited to have a portable, modular, or stick and brick classroom full of students that call me their teacher.