Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Things I Learned during my First Week as an Educator

1. The very first district meeting you go to is TERRIFYING. Luckily, once you leave, you forget all the super important information and you aren't so scared anymore.

2. You should take time to go and sit in your classroom for a while and just bask in the glory. You won't get a chance to do that once you get started, you will be too busy. So glad I did this!

3. Write down EVERYTHING you need to do. Then, don't lose that paper.... like I did....

4. There are many sacrifices a teacher makes for their students. A short teacher has to make even more, even if it means risking your life to climb on counter tops to Swiffer things.
5. People will come looking if you drop more than one metal stool on the floor at once. (Bonus: You meet some new people!)

6. You should have a best friend help you. Shout out to Lacy, who was an AMAZING cleaning/organizing/ unpacking/ bulletin board/ singing buddy!!

7. This is the perfect classroom pet. It doesn't make noise, eat much, and, the best part: It can't die, because it is dead already... :)
 8. Pinterest and fellow teachers are life saving resources. (And time savers too!)

9. Dollar Tree has more supplies and items than you could ever imagine.

10. It is fun to do before and after shots of your classroom.

Here is the before picture of my classroom! Stay tuned to see how it has changed! Who has some cool ideas and suggestions for this space?? Let me know!

Until next week! :)


  1. What a nice room! I know you're getting excited. It's going to be a great year!

    1. I love it! :) Perfect classroom for me.

  2. I love the panoramic view! What an awesome classroom! You're probably going to have to talk really loud...

    1. When do I ever talk quiet?? :) I actually lose my voice once a semester because I talk waaay too loud when I teach. They will hear me in the next room, I guess.