Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My NEW Classroom at Wilson Elementary!!

I've FINALLY got around to posting about my new classroom! It's the second week of school and I am sooo pumped! I LOVE only having  two classes to teach Reading and Writing! It gives me such an awesome opportunity to really get to know each and every student on a personal level.

Let me tell you...honestly...these students in Katy, TX...Wilson Elementary...are AMAZINGLY intellectual! They are excited about learning and have a passion for education in general. I know a lot of teachers post about struggling students and how they are working above and beyond to meet their needs.(I've been there and done that MANY times in the past!) Well, this year, I will posting about, (and asking for suggestions), over the top enrichment. I believe this will be a wonderful year of growth for me as an educator and I am sooo excited!!

Okay..enough rambling! Here are some pictures that I meant to post as I "built" my classroom this year. We LOVE our Book Boxes!!!

I'm moving....again

So, my husband accepted a basketball coaching position in Katy, TX, and I've accepted a 4th grade LA/Reading position at one of their brand new elementary schools: Wilsom Elementary! The Wilson Wolfpacks! Although this  is a very exciting move for us, it is also the 12th move in our marriage, which can be very stressful!

My husband's a coach, so moving is "normal" to us, but it's never easy! My classroom was packed and moved out on the last of day of school (I'm pretty good at getting this done by now!), my garage is full of boxes ready to be filled with whatever is left after the many garage sales we'll be having over the next few weeks, and my family has been notified-not the most fun thing to do!

I think what makes it harder this time, is that I'm leaving a co-teacher who was just as passionate about teaching as I am. Someone who wanted to grow professionally with me and wanted to absorb all techniques and ideas for future use. Someone who believed that there is so much more out there to learn as a teacher than we could ever imagine, and she was ready to take on whatever crazy idea we came up with! I can only hope and pray that I am blessed with another co-teacher like Mrs. Sessums!