Guess where I’m standing in this picture?
I’m standing in my new classroom!!! That’s right! I officially have a new job in a new district! I am now a 5th/6th grade intervention specialist in an inclusion setting at a school nearby! I was hired about three weeks into May, but I didn’t want to announce it until I completed my previous teaching year, turned in my letter of resignation to my old school district, etc. That’s all finished now so this is my official announcement, and can I just say that I AM SO EXCITED!
I’ve been working on my classroom a little here and a little there. First, I just have to say that TeachersPayTeachers.com is FANTASTIC! I have used them for quite a while in my old job, and I am using that site more than ever now that I can print and use the offered items.
Second, I’ve been furiously reading teachers’ blogs to get classroom organization ideas, tips, and tricks. Thats where I saw the cup idea for individual supplies. Since students may not be allowed to share supplies when they come back, I thought this was a great idea because the kids can wipe their own cups down with soapy washcloths at our classroom sink, and if a cup wears out/cracks, I can simply give them another from the pack of 50 that I have in the closet. I found the cups and velcro dots at Dollar General.
Third, I am trying to create a home-like atmosphere for my students in my classroom. None of the kids in the new district know me, and I know that feeling comfortable physically may help ease their discomfort and anxiety of meeting/working with someone new and going back to school after being at home for so long due to COVID-19 restrictions.
With all that said, let me share photos of the things I’ve been doing for/in my new classroom!
That’s it for now! I’ll share more throughout the summer as I get the classroom in order.