Thursday, September 18, 2008

Checking In

I am almost at the end of the first month as a LMS. I am LOVING my job! I thought 1st grade was busy! I am ALWAYS moving! My job description changes within the hour sometimes. I have a wonderful assistant Kathleen O'Hanlon. She does everything! I taught classes this week from Kindergarten through Fifth. WOW! It is amazing to see the first graders that I taught to read bloom into these independent readers and thinkers. I also totally forgot about how Kindergarteners always need to use the bathroom and squirm all the time. They love story time and they let me sing with them! Yes, we have been singing in the library! I am so happy that I was able to make this move. Volunteers start next week along with the book fair!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day

Today was very exciting and strange at the same time. I sat in my office and watched the staff gather in the Media Center. It was odd not being in my former classroom, not stressing over name tags or bus lists. I was ready with my Units of Study outline and magazine sign up sheets. The meeting, filled with new faces, was short but informative. The staff seemed receptive but unsure of this new direction that I was asking them to move toward. I was able to meet my assistant and plan with a few teachers. I am hoping to have my schedule solidified by tomorrow and start planning lessons.
I began my next class at Rutgers tonight. I love going to class in my PJ's! My instructor is Alice Yucht. It's the first day of class but you can already tell that she is extremely organized and knowledgeable. We already have a lot of homework!
I am ready to begin this year. I know there will be bumps in the road but I am ready to strap into the jeep and enjoy the ride!