Teach Me Tonight!

Tales of a K-5 Teacher!

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Finally, a YAY!

Yesterday I found out i’m going from 19 students to 14.  SIGH!  A typical class actually should have 10 but 14 is WAY better.  I will no longer have K-5.  I will only have a 3-5 class.  I feel SO MUCH BETTER!! I feel like I can finally breathe! Let the learning begin!  I feel sad to lose my little ones, but it will be better for them too.  

I’m so happy!

YAY!

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And it begins.

Tomorrow is my first paid day at my new job.  The kids don’t get in until Thursday.  I’m hoping I finad out I have at least one aide in the classroom of 17.  If not, it’s going to be a crazy year.  I’m hopeful though.  I’ve had some very supportive people around. I’m a lucky gal.  

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Day 2 - Sunshine!

I finally met with my Principal today. And I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!! He’s new this year too but he’s assured me that he was going to try his best to make my K-5 class run smoothly. He was very open to my suggestions and pretty much left it to me as to how to run the class.  

I feel like I’m not on a sinking ship anymore.  Next week we are doing meetings and then school starts on Thursday.  I still have to arrange the classroom and have decided to have 7 single desks for the 4-5th graders and one rectangle table for the k-3rd graders.  This will be our whole class time and then we will break out into smaller groups at the kidney tables.  I also found out that I have NO ASSISTANCE.  I would have cried THEN but the principal put a call in to the SPED department to make sure I got SOMEONE. 

Tomorrow I’m cleaning and moving and hopefully by Friday I will have all the boards and classroom mangement system in place.  

EEEEEKKK Wish me luck!

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Day 1 - THE SHOCK!

I was going to post random things on this blog, but I figured I should put it to good use and document my first year of teaching.  

2012-2013 school year.  

I finally got my very own classroom. At least for one school year. I thought I was prepared for anything.  But I was not prepared for this.  A K-5 combo Special Day Class.  That means that I have ALL of the special ed students in ONE classroom.  Yes, I will have help…but how am I ever going to manage this.  I’ve taught all of these grades.  Just not all at the same time.  

Luckily, I have the greatest friends who are also in the field.   Lisa and Nancy are going to be my GO TO gals this year.  I hope I don’t drive them crazy.  

I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.  But another friend, Emily, said that I will be fine and I just need to do the best that I can.  And she’s right.  I’m good at what I do.  And I know that.  I have a gazillion dollar student loan to prove it.  But I just need to push through the fear of failure and tap into that strength I know that I have.  This is going to be both fun and painful.  BUT I want to look back at today on that LAST day of school and feel that I accomplished SO MUCH.  I want to feel proud of myself.  But mostly I want my students to feel proud of THEMSELVES. 

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