Category Archives: Year 1

Being a first-year teacher is a very bumpy adventure.

Texting

I was so surprised during my teaching residency when I saw that my mentor teacher texted with parents of her students.  It seemed so informal, so line-blurring, so personal-space-limiting.  But she swore by it, and for her it definitely worked. … Continue reading

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8 kids

My last post mentioned the closing of the 3rd quarter.  Well, that was a long time ago.  Sorry about that.  I don’t know exactly what kept me from writing.  Somehow, it became an extra thing that I felt an obligation … Continue reading

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Routine??

On Sunday, when I was preparing for the week, I thought to myself, “Wow! This week will breeze right by, and I barely have to plan anything at all!  Isn’t that nice?”  That thought developed because, though Monday was a … Continue reading

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Fighting the countdown

There are 10 more weeks of school.  10 weeks.  It’s so easy and exciting to begin counting down until the incredible day in June on which I will be able to celebrate finishing this year.  There have been plenty of … Continue reading

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Locked the door

I made it to spring break!  Unbelievable.  So, what did I decide to do on my first Monday morning of break?  Go to school… Yes, I woke up this morning, just a little later than I do on a typical … Continue reading

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Well wishes

I got struck by the school-wide plague, otherwise known as the flu.  I was out sick for two days last week.  Don’t worry though, I’m well on my way to a full recovery and I’ll be back in the classroom … Continue reading

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Rhythm

I wish I could say that my classroom is always a calm place when I want it to be calm, energized when I want it to be energized, quiet when I want it to be quiet.  But alas, there are … Continue reading

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