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Monday, February 04, 2013

Yesterday I had the first day of my second year of teaching. I am much less stressed this year (so far), and am really enjoying my first few days getting to know my new class. My room looks like this

I have 27 students this year, but I probably have more coming as the classes get shuffled. We are grouped based on ability this year, and I am teaching the gifted and talented/independent learners, so if children are too bright for their current class they will get moved in with me. The more the merrier, but I am running out of room and am going to have to start stacking them like tupperware soon. I have 3 year levels in my class, which is interesting, and the some of the kids are younger than what I am used to teaching. However, it is an interesting challenge, and I shall survive!

I went to boxing yesterday and I was supposed to do my weights today, but am having a day off. My legs still hurt from Sundays weights, and it is a public holiday tomorrow (Waitangi Day), and there is no boxing so I'll do my weights tomorrow instead.
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  • LYNSEY723
    Sounds like it will be a great year for you!! Challenging but in a great way!
    1805 days ago
    Your classroom looks nice!! I can't imagine 27 students with more possibly! I have 24, and that's MORE than enough!! My other class has 21, and it's much more manageable, even with the disruptive kids. What ages are your students?
    1806 days ago
    You'll be fine. Have a fun year. emoticon
    1806 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    I hope you have a great school year!
    1806 days ago
    Love your classroom!!!! It looks like you're ready! How awesome that you get the gifted and talented ALL day.. I too, teach gifted but it's K-12 and a pull out program!!! Enjoy your students and the impact you are going to make on them and them on you!!

    1807 days ago
    Have a great school year! Teaching the gifted can be great when the kids are motivated to learn. I teach special ed, and sometimes motivation can be a problem.

    I'm grateful for the ability to make healthy choices. Today I'm eating steel-cut oats.
    1807 days ago
    Have a great school year! The great thing about having the higher level students is you typically have less behavior to deal with! Your room looks great!
    1807 days ago
    have a great year. i love boxing. i wish i could do a boxing class.
    1807 days ago
    Have a great new school year, Teach! emoticon
    1807 days ago
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