Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Finding Focus

My second day was a bit bumpy at the end, but I suppose not sleeping for two days can do that. I need to get my head above water with planning and organizing. I still have so many questions, but luckily my principal is amazing and fiercely supportive. Today I realized that I can do this job. No, like really DO this job, and enjoy the frustrations as much as the victories. Now, all I need to do is get better at lecturing. I tend to meander and go on tangents... Tangent is a funny word. It reminds me of tangrams. Remember those? 

Wait, where was I?

Monday, August 26, 2013


It happened! I finally got a real teaching position, at a real school, with a real staff, and real students! It's so much better than the imaginary school I was going to everyday. My first day was a whirlwind, and I suddenly have so much to do, but it feels great to be doing what I love.

My to do list includes:

-Mapping out the classroom environment
-Creating a syllabus for each of my classes
-Crafting some unit plans and mini-lessons
-Filling out a TON of paperwork! Yikes!