Hello Blogosphere! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve had a chance to post. Okay, that’s not entirely true...I’ve had plenty of chances...I just always choose to sleep instead. Can I just say that teaching is tiring! Whew. I am not ashamed to say that I found myself in bed at 7:45 PM on a Friday night and even 14 hours later I barely felt capable of functioning in civilized society.
Tiring as it is, I am so in love with this job!!! Every morning I make the two story trek to my classroom I feel like pinching myself “Is this real life?! I’m a teacher. Wait...what?” It’s so weird knowing that I am completely in charge of 122 students for 50 minutes a day. Weird and terrifying. I feel a bit like an amateur pool player as I greet them at the door at 7:30 every day: I’m smiling as I chalk my pool stick, but I really have no idea what I’m doing. It’s true. That being said, I’m so thankful to be teaching right next door to my supervisor from student teaching. Although my constant barrage of question is no doubt inconvenient and probably just plain irritating, she’s always ready to point me in the right direction (mental note to buy her an extra great Christmas present…). Also, I just found out last Wednesday that I have been assigned a mentor teacher who will meet with me once a week to plan, grade, or even teach if I need it. Hello, lifesaver.
I’m just getting to know my students but they are SO precious. Their smiles and their eagerness is such a blessing. I can’t imagine a better reason to feel exhausted and I can’t think of a more fulfilling job than teaching middle schoolers. I think I’m settled in now so I hope to be back to blogging regularly in the coming weeks. For now, check out my classroom... I've had entirely too much fun decorating it so far :)
|Paint sample bulletin board -- thanks Pinterest!|
|Finally got my SmartBoard working -- had to give it a little pizazz. |
Steeler Nation....you know ;-)
|Found this cute note on my way out the door on Friday. |
I cried, duh. Still feeling incredibly humbled.