School started last Monday. So I am all the way into week 2. My 17ish kiddos are great. They are brilliant, they have personalities, I can be real with them, they push me to be a better teacher, planner, person…
I really can’t say enough about them. Even though I have a few tough cookies, they are totally manageable, and they can even talk like adults…which is awesome, sometimes ;-).
I got to have my friend S repeat this year as he wasn’t old enough to go to Kindergarten and he is on an IEP and needs more work. I have spoke about him before on this blog. He lights up my world. He is non-verbal, yet speaks volumes. I know his every quirk, and yet he suprises me each day. So I thought I would share a story about him today!
A few days ago, I introduced the “milk bucket”…
At the beginning of last week, I was so pumped about the coming school year. I had an amazing co-teacher that I had spent the summer with, I had an awesome teaching-team that we had planned and created, I got to go back to my pre-k classroom and see my kiddos, I was packing up…read more »
Well, today was the last day of Institute and my time as a Faculty Advisor. I learned so much this summer. I especially grew as an advocate for children, a coach for other teachers, and in my own teaching abilities. Next week marks the last week of Year 1. We are packing up classrooms and…read more »
Monday marks the first day of Institute here in Tulsa. On Monday, I will meet the 4 new Corps Members who will be teaching the babies in room 17 for most of the summer! I should probably note that I barely know the 16 babies in room 17. My room of 20 babies in room…read more »
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” -Albert Einstein I saw this quote during spring break and I have been conscious of its meaning to me the last few days. When I think of this quote, I definitely see Pre-K. These kiddos don’t know who they will be in twenty years. They…read more »
Now that I am heading into Spring Break next week and I know I have a week of pure bliss and nothing to do, I can finally look forward to the rest of this school year, the summer, and next fall. My MTLD has suggested that the 5 of us 1st years (soon to be…read more »
So we have had a friend with disabilities in our classroom since mid-November. We will call him S. S is a sweet, sweet boy, who honestly has claimed my heart and ran with it…but besides that, he is a huge part of Room 32. My students love him, they care for him, and they do…read more »
That quote has honestly changed my outlook 100%. The last couple of weeks I have been having anxiety attacks every morning at 3:30am. It is a culmination of things. TFA, my school, my second job, my new commitment to a healthy lifestyle, trying to manage a personal/social life…It just all adds up to not very…read more »
So. Where do I start? It’s January. I would say I am half-way there, but I am not, seeing as we are a year-round school. I finally have a class of 20. Shocking. It won’t last long I am sure. I am finally getting an IEP meeting on Friday for my sweet friend who desperately…read more »
I feel like my classroom has become a revolving door. As soon as we get settled at 20, someone transfers. I have my original maybe 13 out of 17…I have gotten 5 new ones since the beginning and a new one is starting tomorrow. That puts us at 18 which means we still have 2…read more »