Thursday, June 23, 2011

Things for the NEW Classroom

I made this last night. I am so excited! 

This will go above our agenda (which I plan to put 
in a pocket chart). It goes along with one of the 
7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Professional Development

I went to a professional development training on Thursday and will also attend one on Monday (tomorrow) and one on Tuesday. To say that I felt completely at home would be an understatement. I was welcomed and literally laughing about 5 seconds after arriving. I am so excited for what this year brings!

I met four of my five teammates on Thursday. They are AWESOME! I had actually already met one (the team leader) at the interview and had emailed/spoken to on the phone another teammate. They are all so nice and funny and seem to truly love their jobs. I am so excited!

I realize that this job is different than the one I just left and has many different requirements. There are many challenges before me, but I am excited for the challenges! I say, "bring 'em on!" I can do this. I am ready and willing and excited to do this!

Third grade will be different, but I will be teaching workshop style (which I LOVE) and am already getting things organized and ideas flowing for next year. I will have a little more freedom about how I want to teach things and will be able to write my own lesson plans. I am a little nervous about writing my own plans, but am also excited about getting to plan everything on my own. I also know that these great ladies will be happy to help me and I know I will get through it.

All that being said, I know I am going to really miss my team last year. I will miss my kids from last year. I hate that I will not get to see them grow and change. I hope that next year I will be able to have that experience with the kids I have this year. We shall see.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Thing about a Job Is...

The thing about a job is that jobs come and go.

I was let go from my school this year due to budget cuts. However it all worked out because I now have a new job teaching at a school closer to my house.

Last year I taught second grade and this year I will be teaching third grade. I am excited and nervous and have tons to do to prepare for this coming school year!