Saturday, June 1, 2013

First Attempts

I have been reading many a "linky party" adages on various blogs, so I thought in true first timers form I would give the one started by my friend at Finding Joy in 6th Grade.  I hope I am doing this right...and away we go...

1. Make sure to have a comprehensible plan to start off my new adventure in teaching 6th grade on a good note.  There are so many suggestions and informative websites which will help guide and direct me in fulfilling this goal.

2. Start planning my classroom set up.  I already know the dimensions of my classroom are 30' x 27.5' and so far 24 students are registered for my class - and with the aid of Google I know there are a variety of websites and programs which can help me figure out a good floor plan that will be beneficial to my students and my classroom.

3. Make sure I have the necessary supplies to ensure my students are able to start off the school year successfully.  Because the neighborhood many of my students live in is low SES, many time they do not have the necessary supplies for success, and I would like to have a stock pile so the lack of resources is not an excuse they can use to not participating or completing the expectations set out to make sure they do their best.

I know I have a lot to learn and get ready for to begin my new career and adventure as a 6th grade teacher.  Having goals and a plan will help ensure I am on the right path to being the best teacher I can be for my students.


  1. Hi Melissa! I was browsing through the links on Finding the JOY in 6th's linky party and clicked on yours first! We just so happen to both be upper grade teachers in AZ! I taught 6th grade for 4 years (this year I moved down to 5th) and love both grades. 6th grade has the BEST social studies curriculum though, you are going to have a blast! I look forward to reading about your first year adventures!

    Upper Grades Are Awesome

  2. Oh, and I too got my B.A.E. from ASU and my M. Ed. from NAU!

  3. Congrats on the getting the job! Best wishes!

  4. Congratulations on your new job! I am your newest follower. I am sure it will be fun chronicling your first year teaching. I wish I had a blog 11 years ago! I cannot wait to read more.

  5. Congratulations on your job. Staples and Target dollar deals are great ways to stock up on classroom supplies. They normally start in the middle of July in my area. I'm a new follower!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  6. Yay! Congratulations on your new job. I am an upper grade teacher too so we can learn from each other! Congrats and welcome to Teacher Blog World! :) I'm your 4th follower. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  7. Good luck with your new endeavor!! You will love 6th grade. I do. :)

    I would love to follow you if you could add an email subscription button to your blog!