That's right... I got the job I blogged briefly about yesterday! When I received a phone call today from Dr. Dawson at Edge Elementary I was expecting to hear news about whether I was invited to the second round of interviews. Instead, I was offered the 3rd grade teaching position--heck yessss! Here's the school!
Now comes the fun part.. setting up my classroom! I LOVE that I'll be in a new space, with plenty of time to prepare and organize, because this means I can plan out which bulletin boards go where, and which stations go here or there. I've been trying to create a mental to-do list and am having trouble putting my steps in order. What do you think?
1. Since I'll be teaching a 2nd and 3rd grade mixed class, and I've only taught 4th grade before, I need to first dive into the Common Core standards to see what is expected of my students this year.
2. Once I know what needs to be taught, I can then create a layout of how my room will be set up, based on which stations I'll need.
3. I'll be doing LOTS of guided groups, because I'll have a big variety of learning levels, so my small group area needs to be extra special. I would LOVE pictures or ideas that you have!!
4. As for what comes next, I can't even begin to think of that right now! My brain is in overload!
Well, just a quick post tonight sharing my good news. Again, please share any tips you have, especially if you have taught a split classroom before. It'll be my first year!