Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Sunday & Advice!

Katy and Lori both guessed my dad's age correctly (56, btw), so I'm e-mailing you both right now to see if you would like my set of reading comprehension flippy books or my new syllable activities!

Thanks everyone for your guesses and b-day wishes for my dad!  The hubs and I went to my parents' house for the day and we had a cookout and lots of swimming with my parents and other family.  It was so fun... but I am burnt from spending hours in the pool!  Oops!

Today's agenda is coffee, groceries, and laundry.  Hope your Sunday turns out more eventful than mine!

Fabulously First
Deb over at Fabulously First is hosting a linky party where we can give some advice to new teachers!  And who doesn't love to share their opinion???

So, here's mine:

1.)  If it's 10:08 and you thought you were going to start your math lesson at 10:07... it's OK!  Sometimes you can't fit everything in and if you don't get to it today, you can try again tomorrow!

2.)  It is not your stuff that makes you a good teacher.  I learned this my 3rd year after my school suffered a fire and I lost almost all of my possessions.  I had very little stuff for a while and my students still learned and I was still good at my job!  You can see some pics and read a bit about the fire at this "3 Year Fire Anniversary" post from last August.

3.)  Just keep in mind that your kiddos who try your patience are the ones you will look back on in a few years and credit with making you better at your job.  My most famous ever sweetie jumped out the window the first day of school when the bell rang and I chased out after him, carrying him back in... my first day as a new teacher!  He threw desks and chairs... but he made me good at classroom management and I will truly always credit him with that!

4.)  When you're flying by the seat of your pants, your kids won't know the difference... so just smile and teach on!

Head over and link up... share your tidbits of wisdom too!


  1. Your day sounds heavenly! Mine is pretty similar...hope it cooled down there like it did here. It's SOOOOO nice out there right now!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. I love your advice & it's so true! There's so many times where I've had to plan something last minute & it just happens! Enjoy your Sunday!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Great advice as our school just suffered from a fire this week and many teachers have lost their possessions. Happy Sunday!

  4. Thanks for the great advice. With last year being my first year in a classroom setting, my last minute lessons usually ended up being some of my best.

    Spotted in First Grade

  5. Great advice! How tragic about the school fire.

  6. Christina, Great advice!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

  7. Thanks so much for the great advice. I will be a 2nd year teacher this fall moving from Pre-K to 1st grade so any advice is great advice! Thanks so much!

    I would love if you would visit & follow my blog!

    :) Jessica

  8. Thanks for the great advice! I will be a first year 2nd grade teacher this year and have enjoyed reading so much of the advice from the expert teachers! I can't wait to read more on your blog!

    That's So Second Grade


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