Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Year Teacher

First year teacher? Yep, that's me. :)

I am so excited!! 

I graduated from the University of South Carolina in May 2009 with a BA in Elementary Education. I was unable to find a job. I went to Winthrop for a semester and now have nine credit hours in Middle Level Education. While I was taking classes and being busy being a wife (first year of marriage!) I also taught in three long-term substitute positions in a local middle school. 

I continued to search for a job. I went to numerous interviews. I was nervous. I know they could tell. The interviews went ok, but with budget cuts and all the schools always went with a "more qualified" candidate. Who can blame them? Not me.

Well, as luck would have it, my persistence has paid off and I am now going to be teaching in my very own classroom for the first time! I will be teaching second grade. I am excited!!! And scared to death. I can't wait for the school year to begin... come on August!

I'm starting this blog to record my first year of teaching... I'd love followers, but of course, it's not a requirement for you to follow in order for you to enjoy my ups, downs, trials, and tribulations right along with me!

Here is my classroom. I went to visit yesterday and took a few photos. I can't wait to decorate!