Sunday, October 7, 2012

Season Finale: Abby & Brittany Start Teaching!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Well, it was a short summer season, but Abby & Brittany Hensel are once again left to their private lives off-screen. Fortunately, the girls were able to find work in their field, albeit part-time for now. This episode looks at how they prepare to lead in the classroom and what their new living situation will be for the foreseeable future. I wish them all the best and hope that they continue to check-in from time to time.
Abby & Brittany "The Real World" (S01E08): Abby and Brittany have landed a job teaching 4th and 5th grade math, so they go check out a teacher supply store with another friend who has found a teaching position. [Their mom explaining that one wanted to be a pilot and the other a dentist when they were really young was interesting!] We hear a little from Brittany about how she really would have liked to focus on younger kids but math ed was their compromise because it's the most marketable. We hear about how HR had to figure out how they'd do their contracts and that the school did decide to send out letters in advance so that parents weren't taken by surprise. Later, they go to a coffeeshop and run into their favorite high school teacher, who gives them some advice about classroom management. [I thought this couldn't possibly be coincidental, but maaaaybe...] They don't have to be at the school until 10pm. [we see more of how they style their hair. I thought that was a really casual outfit for the first day of school, though!]

We see the girls move into their new place, which they paint. Then they have movers deliver their stuff but they bring it into the house themselves. [I didn't completely follow that, but okay.] They face the fact that they're going to be living off of a salary now won't work completely, and while Abby hopes that their parents will help them out until they're married, their mother says that she's really only covering their health insurance at this point. [haha!]
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