Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hard at Work in Math

Having fun with a hands on matching game, while learning decimals!  Thanks Ms. Texas for the game and coming to our class! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Scientific Method

Putting to action what we have learned, by practicing the Scientific Method with gummy bears.  What will happen if we leave a gummy bear in water over night?    

They absorbed the water and got larger!  They also became VERY mushy!     

Saturday, August 4, 2012

First Week on the Job

The job searching is OVER and the journey has begun! After a year and a half, I am proud to say that I am a teacher at Gra-Mar Middle School. I will be teaching 5th grade Math and Science! I received the job on Friday July 27, 2012 and cleared the background check on Tuesday afternoon, which meant I could be in my classroom. That didn't leave much time to decorate and get it ready for students, seeing that they came Wednesday morning and the rest of the week. However, it’s slowly but surely coming together. Spent some time there after school this week, but our district doesn't allow us in the schools over the weekend. So, I'll have to wait until Monday to put all the new stuff up that I got at the Parent-Teacher Store on Monday. I have a lot to keep me busy of the rest of the weekend though.

The first 2 1/2 days with my students was really well. The whole school is doing team building for 4 days to build the relationship between students and teacher, so that test score will continue to increase. I will start instruction on Tuesday! I've been blessed with a wonderful team of fellow teachers to come along side of to help, guide, and teach me this year. I'm looking forward to a wonderful year full of learning and growing!

Pictures of Classroom to come! Stay tuned and check back for updates!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Update #3

I know it's been a while, but I was holding out thinking that I might get a job. I didn't get a job, however, all is great! I'm looking at it as a opportunity for me to grow and learn more. I have been so blessed to have a wonderful support time! They always know when to encourage me. One of my biggest supporters is Mrs. Cooper (Shelley), I student taught in her classroom. We have become really good friends. In fact, she has given me the opportunity to do what I love so much. She has opened her classroom and class up to me. There are no words to how much this means to me. She has given me a class to invest into and the BEST part is that I get to work side-by-side with her. There is not a day that I don't learn something new and grow as a teacher when I walk into her classroom. I wish I could spend more time in there, in fact I get excited the nights before I go in and can't sleep! I thank God for blessing me with her! Because of her I am happy and very content with where God has me. I could go on forever, but I need to let you know what else I'm doing. Besides spending time in Shelley's class, I will be subbing and trying to get my foot in the door that way. I'm looking for interims and permit position. I want to be where God has me and He has me right here for now.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Update #2

This past week on Wednesday and Thursday I did a Kindergarten camp at HB Williams. It went wonderful. They have some really hard working teachers that have invested into me. I'm so grateful to them. I was hoping the camp would get my name out. As the time for school starting draws closer. I most admit, I'm getting a little scared.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Update #1

Still looking for a job. I'm praying and trusting the Lord. This past week I went around to several schools and handed out my resume. Just trying to be as proactive as possible. I could use all the prayers I can get.
I also just returned from camp with our high schoolers. It's was such a wonderful time. Amazing to see the students connect with God and I built some great relationship with the girls. It had to be one of the best camps I've been too, and I've been to many.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Journey Begins

You can now follow my journey through the hiring process and my first year of teaching. I don't know where God has me to the yet, but I'm trusting in Him that I will have a job or be where He wants me come August. Ever since I graduated from TSU in May the question has been, “Have you got a job yet, or have you heard anything yet” so I thought that this would be a great way to keep everyone posted. It will also several as my blog while I teach, therefore, parents, friends, and fellow teachers can be a part of our class. So come along with us and watch has the students and I grow.