Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bad Blogger! (Catch Up Post)

In September, I was SO excited to get started with my blog. I had been reading teacher blogs for the entire summer and was beyond stoked to have one of my own. I planned to photograph and write about every activity that I did with my class during student teaching.

....and then the TPA happened. And three Praxis tests....

I put a lot of things on the back burner and unfortunately, this blog was one of them.

Let me bring you up to speed.

I finished my primary student teaching in December. After Christmas break, I began my pre-primary placement. I was placed in a toddler classroom at the childcare center on campus. I had twelve precious two -year-olds who kept me on my toes but made my heart overflow with joy every single day.

Favorite toddler quote?
Child 1: (spits)
Me: "Please stop. Spitting makes people feel bad."
Child 2: "Well, I like getting spitted on."
Whatever floats your boat, right?

I graduated Summa Cum Laude on May 4. In addition to my regular license (PreK-3rd), I also took extra classes to get a reading endorsement for K-12th.

Are you ready for the best news of all?

Are you sure?

Really sure?





That's right, friends! I was offered a job teaching THIRD GRADE. This isn't just any old position, though. This job is in my dream school. It's the elementary I attended growing up. My mom and three of my cousins work there, too. If you know me, you know that I have more than a lot of pride for my hometown. My heart will always bleed brown, white and orange. I feel blessed beyond words that I am able to give back to this spectacular community that I'm so fortunate to call home.

I'm going to try to blog consistently this summer as I plan ideas and set up my very first classroom. I'm also hoping to make some "flashback" posts with activities I did with my toddler class this spring.

If you're still with me after this long hiatus, thank you. Sorry if you left a comment and didn't get a reply. I'm going to go visit your blogs right now.

P.S. Like my design? I'm a total cat lady  if you can't tell. Like what you see? Go visit the fabulous Erin over at Creating and Designing to get one for yourself!