The New Third Grade Teacher....
I just got my phone call today, that the teacher I have been substitute teaching for, is FINALLY going on maternity leave (about time too, she's 41 years old, 38 weeks along with her first child!)
So, starting Monday, the 17th, I will be their full time teacher...for the rest of the year! Their original teacher isn't coming back, so it's all up to me!
I am SO ready to be back in the classroom, to plan, create, organize, and most importantly, educate!
Below are some "before," pictures of her classroom. I probably won't rearrange until after the holidays so that everything isn't turned upside down for them all at once, but I will definately be cleaning and organizing things.
What do you think about a classroom pet? I am thinking about getting us a hamster and reading them the book that Mrs. Angela recommended "The World According to Humphrey," outloud, as a first week activity in order to have a time filler.
I do have many "needs" for my classroom, and I'm not really sure where to start. I know that I definately need a rug of some sort, so if you know of anyone wanting to get rid of a colorful area rug, let me know! I also need to get some books, for the upcoming holiday season, including books on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Hannakuh/Kwanza (though I am fairly positive none of my students follow those last two.)
Have I mentioned I am excited?!?