Friday, May 10, 2013
Teaching the Old Dog New Tricks
Today, I did something I rarely do........I took the day off. It's a Teacher Appreciation gift to myself! I got up, gave my son a ride to school, had a cup of coffee, did a little laundry, got sleepy and took a nap. I so needed this change of pace.
Our school's Teacher Appreciation Week was so awesome. Our school is blessed with a PTO extraordinaire. We had a week full of praise and pampering. The best part is all the handmade cards and letters from the kids. To me, that's what it is all about. It was a wonderful week and I surely do feel appreciated.
To change the subject, "change" is coming my way. Over the past five years, every year has brought some sort of change and next year will be no different. My beloved teaching partner is moving on (boo hoo!). As a result, I will be teaching a self-contained third grade classroom next year. I currently teach math, science, and social studies. Language arts will be new to me, but I work on a terrific team that will support me through it.
Have you ever taught in a self-contained classroom? I would appreciate anything you can share with me that will help me get started on the right foot.
It's time to teach the old dog new tricks!
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