Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tell Me Something GOOD Linky!

Long time, no see...I know! I think about my blog on a daily basis, but I can't seem to get a handle on my everyday work enough to sit down and WRITE! I have so much going on right now, and it's all so exciting. {I say this in all sincerity, but no one ever told me that teaching was so time consuming life consuming!} I mean, WOW! My days fly by which makes my weeks fly by, and before I know it I can't remember what I even did yesterday. I am so loving my job as a teacher, but I have yet to figure out the balance. Right now, I get up at 4:30 am and usually don't make it home until 7:00 pm. Talk about being tired... but that isn't what I'm here to talk about today!

I wanna tell you something GOOD! :)

Something GOOD from school: 
I am finding that classroom management is probably my biggest strength as a teacher. I know this is odd, especially for a 1st year teacher, but managing behavior is something I just have knack for and I LOVE it! My class has been getting so many compliments, even from custodial staff, and we even earned a "Good Behavior" party! Each time my students have excellent behavior as a class, they earn a letter towards spelling "Good Behavior". {They can also lose a letter for bad behavior as a class} I write the letters at the top of our white board. We have been working towards spelling Good Behavior since the first week of school and we finally got to write that "r" last Friday! As their reward, they chose to have a cookie and drink party. The cookies and drinks for that party were the best $7 I have ever spent! :)

Something GOOD from home:
I found out I am heading to Florida with my mom and grandmother for Fall Break in October! Yay! First of all, this is the first Fall Break I have had since high school, because my university didn't have a Fall Break. Second of all, this will be the first break I haven't had to waitress! So it is actually a BREAK! I am so excited, and I always look forward to spending time with my mom and Nana!



  1. I taught 3rd grade my first year too and LOVED it! And if you have behavior management down it makes EVERYTHING easier! Teaching is life consuming, but you'll eventually find a balance. I gave myself one day a week to do nothing related to school- no grading, planning, etc. I watch my favorite tv shows and have wine. It helps! PS: Love the blog design and I'm a new follower! Thanks for linking up :-)
    Rowdy in First Grade

  2. Welcome to teaching, lady! I know it is SO exhausting, but as the year goes on, it does get easier!! I'm your newest follower!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  3. What a cute blog!! I'm glad that your first year is going well so far, and that's awesome that you've got classroom management down. That was my biggest weakness when I started.

    I'm your newest follower!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

  4. Congrats! Great classroom management leads to great success so keep it up!


    P.S. After 8 years, teaching is still life consuming - perhaps I should stop changing schools and year levels though....