Sunday, July 28, 2013

Back to Work!

I am so sorry I haven't been on my little ol' blog for TOO LONG!
I have an excuse... I swear!
I'm back to work!
Back to the grind...

Yep, I'm back in the saddle again....!

I spent this first week back at work in new teacher trainings since I'm beginning with a new district this year. We have had VERY limited time in our classrooms, and I'm getting SUPER anxious about it! I wish I had taken pictures to show you, but it needs A LOT of work....

I'm so bad at spatial organization, that I hate rearranging a classroom! I am struggling finding places for everything and making sure that I have well-defined areas in my classroom... I swear I moved my filing cabinet about 5 times on Friday... Back and forth, back and forth! I just can't seem to find the right places for everything.... *sigh*
Plus my room is funny shaped, so I feel really limited in the way that I can put the furniture.
Complaints, complaints, complaints... I know.


All in all I'm pretty excited to be back! I logged into our attendance system during a tech training and 28 little faces were smiling back at me!!! That totally made my day.

We did a big literacy training this week too, and I really like the consultant that they have working with the district. They bought us all easels and rugs to encourage the balanced literacy block to be used in every classroom. I've always done small groups, but I've been somewhat inconsistent at times with shared reading. I'm pretty excited to have that be a big focus this year. I think it will help me grow as a teacher pretty quick!

I'm struggling with math workshop and those things. but I'm hoping that I'll get into the swing of things soon!

Yikes! Kids start school in a week! I do not feel ready... I don't know if I ever will feel ready for the first day of school!

Again, sorry about the lack of pictures, but I promise once things are more put together, I'll give you a whole tour!!
Enjoy what's left of your summer--it goes by too fast!!

5 comments:

Jamie knefely said...

I am feeling you - I start back in 1 week!!!!

Jamie
teachingtidbit.blogspot.com

Disneymum (Kristi) said...

I am with you on moving things multiple times. Good luck getting everything arranged.

Wow 28 that is a lot. I had 26 last year and finding space for them was hard!

Kristi
disneymum.wordpress.com

Kaitlyn said...

Thanks for the support! I'm glad I still have a few readers after my hiatus! I have had 25 the last 2 years, so 28 is a big change... I'm worried about where to put them all!! Eeek!

Kaitlyn said...

Best of luck to all as the year gets underway!! :)

Katie said...

28 second graders...that's a lot! I have 27 right now, but I'll probably get more before school starts. We have a 1st grade teacher that is SO good at arranging and I love to ask her for help. Good luck! Do you know when you'll be starting personal narratives? I'll try to have my unit done before then. I just got back in town and haven't had time to work on it.

Katie
Cousin Classrooms

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