Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Deepest Apologies!!!!

    My wonderful friends, first off I need to ask your forgiveness for my lack of posting over the past school year.  But, as you can tell by the title of my blog I WAS a first year teacher.  I rationally thought I would be able to keep on top of everything and be able to regularly keep you all up to date, but alas I was not.
So, to aprise you of my status thus far.  I did end the school year wonderfully with signing a new contract for the 2014-2015 school year.     There is one great change, I was fortunate to stay on in the 6th grade, but I will be teaching Math & Science next year.  I really enjoyed teaching Language Arts and Social Studies (especially since I am a book hound and I adore teaching about Ancient Civilizations) -- I am ready for the challenge.  So, with my eyes and mouse constantly on Pinterest I think I am beginning to feel that I am ready to meet the task before me.  I also am going to be working with a new teammate.  One of our 4th grade teachers moved up to 6th grade and I am excited.  We have already begun collaborating and getting things planned for the insuing school year.
Along with having to recreate my curriculum from last year I have also been asked to be the advisor for the Student Council.  So, I have to get things ready to help ensure success for our future government leaders and help raise money to better our school community.

    Now on my enourmously growing to do list...

  • Paint my classroom (it is 1/3 of the way done - I am painting it a calming and delightful color called "Sea Glass"
  • Finish printing the the rest of EngageNY 6th grade Math Modules...our district has recommended them for a resource and has incorporated it into our Curriculum Maps
  • Finalize my Math syllabus (I luckily have finished my Science one)
  • Finish completing my bulletin boards for Meet the Teacher night.
  • Get volunteers for our Scholastic Book Fairs (we scheduled it for Meet the Teacher night to boost sales and encourage parents to buy their students books to start the year off).
  • Finish my schedule for the Student Council workshop that I will be advising the week before school.
  • and there is so, so, sooooo much more!!!
So, my friends again I apologize for not making a better presence on my first attempts of blogging.  But, now I kind of know what to expect I will make a better effort on entering my adventures for these first few years of teaching.

1 comment :

  1. Melissa,
    Congratulations on the successful end of your first year!!! You seem very organized so I'm sure you will do fine in your new content area. I'm the advisor for a fantastic student council so if you need any tips or tricks please let me know. I would be happy to help. :o)
    Enjoy your new room color and team member!
    Jackson In The Middle