Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I got the J-O-B!!!

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!

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  1. Congratulations!! I teach 3rd grade and love it! I know you will too! Now I have another 3rd grade blogger buddy to follow! :)

    Good luck and hop on over to my blog or email me if I can ever give you any 3rd grade help or advice! :)
    Mrs. Johnson's Little Prowlers

  2. Yay congrats! 4 years ago I taught a 2/3 combo class :)

  3. Congrats!! It's the greatest feeling when you finally hear something : )

    Hokie Teach

  4. Congrats! I taught a 1st/2nd multi-age for 5 years and loved it. I'm moving to a 3rd/4th multi-age next year, so I know what you mean about diving into the standards! So much to prepare!

    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason
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  5. Thanks for stopping over at my blog and becoming a member! I really appreciate it! :)

    I debated getting the planner cause they are a bit spendy, but I HAD to see what all the hype was about! I figured I could cause I didn't spend much on a planner last year! And the answer is YES, it's everything I hoped for! We'll see how I feel about it once I start using it and school gets going, but I can't see that I won't LOVE it! It's pretty amazing, I'd recommend it! Especially I think a girl needs a new planner for a new job! ;)

    Mrs. Johnson's Little Prowlers