Saturday, February 9, 2013

What was I thinking??

Hello there!  I'm sure that there are several other teachers out teachers...that are struggling just as I am.  But, for some reason, when it's happening to tend to feel like you are the only one in the world experiencing it!  So....I have decided to blog a bit about the adventures...the struggles...the laughter as well as the tears in my journey as a 3rd grade teacher. 

I am not a first year teacher, as much as it may feel that way.  I taught kinder my first year and that was an adventure!  I taught 1st grade at the beginning of this school year and then was moved to 3rd grade over Christmas break.  Now, to be fair, I have always wanted to teach older kiddos and my principal knew this.  She saw an opportunity for me to "move up"
 (if we dare call it that) and asked me...I I am not a victim of a brutal grade swap, but rather an unsuspecting, naive idiot, who agreed to something she was in no way ready for.

With that being said, I do love my job.  I truly do.  I have wanted to teach since I was in elementary school and I made my siblings play "school" with me.  I remember finding teachers editions and being in love with the idea of teaching.  I still am! 

I follow between 30-40 teaching blogs as it is...and I add to that list on a weekly basis.  I love the community of teachers out there who know how hard our jobs are and are willing to share what is working in their classrooms.  I hope to be "that kind of blogger" one day.  But for now, I will blog about my days in the classroom in hopes that I will get better at what I do.....


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