Friday, September 5, 2014

Back to Life, Back to Reality

Wow!  I really have to get better with making updates, as I realize my last post was August 1st.  I have to do better!  So much has happened since my last post, one of them being the start of a new school year.  Yes, I'm back to work as of this past Tuesday, and I'm loving the new changes that I stressed over this summer.  I'm still working on my room as I only had three full days to work on it.  But I'm going to keep working on it until it's where I want it to be.  I'm not exactly sure when I'll get  everything done, working after school is no-go.  My classroom will house the after-school program, so I'll have to work around students.  But I'm thankful for the extra set of hands I have this year.  Oh wait, I forgot to share this information with you...

So, this year I have the pleasure of having a Student Teacher in my classroom.  I'll admit, when I first received the news I was very apprehensive of the idea.  But after conversing over email, and finally meeting each other, I'm glad that I was chosen.  "Jessica" is very sweet, with a bubbly personality.  We actually have many things in common.  She came to the school and helped me out tremendously with the room.  She's eager to learn, and happy to be in our classroom.  I'm both humbled and honored to be a part of her journey to educator.

As I shared with you all in a previous post, grades 3-5 are now departmentalized.  I will teach mathematics, science, and social studies, I enjoy teaching all three subjects.  At my school there are two third grade classes.  I teach my homeroom students math, and science/social studies, then switch with the other third grade class.  My students travel across the hall to to receive their language arts lessons, while I teach science/social studies and math to my other students. Since I've worked with these kids as kindergartners, I pretty much know them all.  So learning 40 new kids isn't too much of a problem.  

As much as I worried this summer about the school year, the nervousness has taken a back seat to the feeling of excitement.  I'm ready to soar to greater heights this year and I'm claiming this year to be my BEST year yet!

Here are a few pics of my classroom, more pics to come!


  1. I don't know why you're always able to meet challenges in front of you, as God had provided you a great're a wonderful, dedicated educator.
    Quanika S Pate

    1. Thank you for those kinds words! I don't know why I worry so much, and I have a habit of over analyzing everything. That's something I really need to work on, walking by faith and truly believing in it.