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Back to school

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LYNSEY723 2/6/2013 11:40AM

    Sounds like it will be a great year for you!! Challenging but in a great way!

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LIVEDAILY 2/5/2013 7:54PM

    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?

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CATLADY52 2/5/2013 5:52PM

    You'll be fine. Have a fun year. emoticon

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CARLA-216 2/5/2013 2:08PM

    I hope you have a great school year!

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BUSYGRANNY5 2/5/2013 7:28AM

    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!!


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JSTETSER 2/5/2013 5:59AM

    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.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 2/5/2013 5:58AM

    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!

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MELMOMOF4 2/4/2013 11:51PM

    have a great year. i love boxing. i wish i could do a boxing class.

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WALKINGRED 2/4/2013 11:09PM

    Have a great new school year, Teach! emoticon

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