Every year I am a little nervous about that first week. When I first started teaching, my best friend gave me the book First Day Jitters. She told me that it was okay to be the teacher and be a little nervous. I read that book every year the night before school.
As I was blog hopping recently, I came across A Turn to Learn's linky party: Back to School Jitters. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share what am I thinking about as the weekend begins and the summer ends.
In my role as a master teacher, I have to field test strategies to make sure they work for the students in my school and work out any kinks. Then I present those strategies to my teachers during our weekly meetings. Last year, I worked with first grade and taught reading and writing. This year I am working with third grade and am starting the year teaching science. I am excited about meeting and learning about these new students but am nervous about teaching science.
This is the first year in the ten years I have been a teacher that my district has not implemented a new program!!! I want to shout that from the rooftops because I am ecstatic. We made huge leaps last year after implementing TAP and I can't wait to see where we go this year.
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