|Life: Xochitl's Way||
One week of unemployment later, this girl's got herself a job again. Score!
I was telling my relief society that I didn't have a job yet so I have nothing but time on my hands when the lovely Miss Jessica asked me if I wanted to work with her at a daycare center. A quick interview on Monday, a day of paperwork, and I'm once again a workin' gal! I am the Teacher's Aid for a kindergarten class of 30 kids. Ideally we will have 3 teachers (including me) doing rotations of 3 groups of 10 so that each child is getting the attention and time that they need (not to mention that having 30 five-year olds is no picnic for the caregivers either haha). We haven't moved to this schedule yet, but we will probably start on Monday.
I've worked only a couple days so far and it's been pretty fun! The kids are sweet hearts and I love being called 'teacher' and 'Miss Jochul.' :) It's really strange because I was just thrown into the classroom without very much training on the rules and such, but I've found that I pretty much know what's allowed and what's not. I guess volunteering at the Murray High Day Care and babysitting for all those years really paid off. As an added bonus I get to wear scrubs to work- I feel pretty cool and professional let me tell ya.
I will be working full time until November 15th. Mom says that I'm cutting it really close by leaving myself only 5 days to pack and wrap up mission stuff, but I can't think of a better way to spend my time than hanging out with kids all day. Watching them play, learn, and grow definitely makes life seem so much simpler.
Who knew that I would be a kindergarten teacher after graduation? That definitely wasn't in my plans. BUT! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to teach and help out as well as make some money before I leave- every little bit helps :)