Tuesday, June 19, 2012

First Impressions

Today I went to sign my contract, as well as all the paperwork that comes along with getting a new job (health insurance, background check, retirement, IRS papers, etc. etc.). I signed my name so many times that my hand started to hurt (People, it is not a short name. When I get to the end of my last name, it's all scribbled because I'm fed up with writing it!)! I also stopped by my new school to meet with my mentor, the secretaries and get a tour (what we could...they started waxing the floors, so we couldn't go in certain areas.) What does one wear when wanting to make a good impression? I'll show you! :)

 I wore it with the sweater for most of the day, and took it off in the afternoon. I practically live in my denim skirt in the summer, because it's long enough to be warm when it's cooler, and short enough to be cool when it's warmer!

Sweater and shoes: Target
Shirt, tank and skirt: Old Navy
(Please, please, please ignore the mess on the floor...I'm currently living with my parents, and spend most of my time in one room, and since I have all my teaching stuff plus my grad school stuff, plus all my other stuff, it gets a little crowded!)
Since I happened to be at the school, I took some pictures of my classroom. Would you like to see it?



Oh, one things I should mention...that I got really excited about...see if you can find it! :)

People, I have a SMARTBOARD!!! :D (Did you see it?! It's in the first picture!) Apparently, one teacher in each grade has a SmartBoard, and I'm the lucky one who is moving into that room.

 Excuse the mess, the other teacher is still moving her things out (she took a Tier 2 teaching position in the school, like a push-in teacher). The classroom is HUGE! The best part (which I'm still shocked at)....I have 16, no make that 14 (two say they are moving) kids! How unbelievable is that! I've always had around 20 or more, so this will feel really small!

Well, I think that's enough for today...I have more to tell you, but I think it can wait for tomorrow. :)

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Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. 14 or 16 kids!!!! That would be awesome. Very jealous! Love your Smartboard. You will love it. I've had an ActivBoard and a Mimio and they're all fabulous!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  2. I am told I will have 14 to 16 kids my first year of teaching as well. I am very very excited about this and bet that you are too. I can only hope for a SMART board in my room. I really dont think it will happen though! Congrats for you!!

    Stickers and Stamps

  3. How exciting. It's always so fun to see your school and classroom for the first time.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  4. I started the year with 27 first graders. 14 sounds inconceivable! Wow.

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  5. Wow!!! 14 or 16!! that's amazing!!! I have no idea how many I will have now that I was moved to 2nd... when I was 3rd I was going to START with 25!!!! Congratulations on your new classroom!!! I am waiting to see what my room looks like!!! I knew what my room for 3rd looked like but not my room for 2nd, I hope I have a SMARTBOARD too!!!


    O"fish"ally Learning with Mrs. May http://ofishallylearning.blogspot.com/

  6. 14-16 kids?!? Oh my! That is amazing! I hope your class stays that small. Talk about great for the kids and the teacher. Plus, you lucky duck with a Smartboard. Enjoy!

    The Teaching Thief

  7. You are so lucky to have a smart board! Congrats on the job!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  8. I had 14 kiddos my first year and loved it!

    You will love your Smartboard! =)

    I found your blog this summer and love it! I would love for you to come and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart


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