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Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter "Break"

I thought it would be fun to Link up with Clutter-free Classroom's fun linky party! =)


What did I do over Christmas break? I thought about school... the ENTIRE time. 

     As a newly hired teacher I couldn't get my mind off school for a second. What should I do for morning work? How should I reorganize the room? What should I get rid of? Seriously, that was my brain all break. I even ran up to the school Christmas day. AHHH. What was I thinking?

     The POSITIVE of this is... I am LOVING every minute of it. As a May graduate, I waited 6 months for an opportunity, so when I landed this job in November I was SO stinking excited. I just made do and did as much as I could my first three weeks in there (I started after Thanksgiving), but this break has truly given me an opportunity to attempt to make the classroom my own. (As much as you can in a short amount of time.)

     I have also done A TON of blog stalking, baking, and I have even made a little extra money babysitting. =) Other than that I have loved lounging around the house. Favorite part? Sleeping in! =)

     School starts next Tuesday and I plan on spending a majority of my weekend in my classroom. Can't wait for my kiddos to come back and see some changes! =)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Whew!

Well, I survived! I made it through my first three and a half weeks of teaching. Even though I am loving every minute of it, I am enjoying my Christmas break! I am excited to have a few days to make my classroom look the way I want it and not like the way the retiring teacher left it. =) Once I get everything situated I will share some pictures.

I wouldn't have made it through my first few weeks without all of the AMAZING ideas I keep getting off of all the wonderful blogs I frequently visit. So if you have one of those awesome blogs...THANKS! =)

Stay tuned for pictures and classroom ideas!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

HIRED

This Thanksgiving Holiday I have SO much to be thankful for. This time last week I was jobless, substituting in a different classroom every day of the week, hoping for a steady job at some point in the future. Well, this week my hopes and wishes came through. I was interviewed on Monday morning and I was offered a position Monday afternoon. I am taking the spot of a retiring teacher and I start... MONDAY. I have this Thanksgiving break to get EVERYTHING ready, organized, and under control. Overwhelming? Yes, but I am far more excited than I am overwhelmed!

I decided to create a blog so I could share my successes and trails with all of the fellow teacher bloggers out there in cyber space. I have used your blogs so much as inspiration during my college career and I can't wait to look to you guys for ideas and inspiration as a teacher.

Well, now I must go plan my first week, decorate my room, and organize the loads of stuff the teacher that I am replacing left me. Wish me luck! If any of you have any advice, I would love it. =)

Happy Thanksgiving.


Since this post is about what I am SO thankful for, I decided to join my first linky party over at What The Teacher Wants! I am new to the blog world so hopefully it links up correctly. =)