Sunday, July 29, 2012

First Day Jitters Blog Hop

Fierce in Fourth is having a Blog Hop based on the book First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg. I love this book and will be reading it in only a matter of days to my new kiddos! I love this Blog Hop because I know everyone, including us teachers, gets jittery about the beginning of the year. I think it is important to support each other as we embark on a new year!




Three Things I am Jittery About:


1. Getting it all done! What I mean by that is the organizing, printing, creating, searching, and other to-do list items that never seem to end! I am kind of a perfectionist and enjoy when everything is done and in the right place.


2. Meet the Teacher day, dun dun duuuuuun! I am nervous and excited to meet the kiddos. Most importantly, I want them to feel comfortable and at home in our classroom. They are coming in from Kindergarten and I know this is a new world for them. I just want them and their parents to know how I feel blessed to be a teacher, excited to share this year with them, and dedicated to meet the needs of their child.


3. The new curriculum and making it work. This year first grade will be implementing the Common Core for Reading, Language Arts, and Math. I have been pulling from all my professional resources, scouring the internet, and finding ideas to combine the Common Core with the Daily 5 and Whole Brain Teaching. I am jittery about finding a balance that will work for the students, myself, and the curriculum. My poor printer has been spitting out posters, games, and lesson plans galore! In my heart, I know we will be able to do it! :)

6 comments:

  1. Hi...I just found your blog through the "Jitters" blog hop and am now a follower. I'd love for you to hop over to my blog and enter my giveaway.
    Amy
    www.adventuresinteaching.net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I am having a blast seeing other people's ideas and thoughts. :)

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  2. I found you through the blog hop and nominated you for a blog award. Stop on over to pick it up:)
    Carrie
    The Common Core Classroom

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    1. Thank you for the award! I am so elated to be a part of the blogging world! I enjoy reading your blog, especially since I am diving into Common Core this year! :)

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  3. Just remember Lindsey that the students and parents don't know any different. Whatever you choose is new to them and will be wonderful in their eyes. We can dwell so much on what we aren't doing rather than focusing on what we ARE. Keep that in mind when you have your meeting and you will be fabulous. Confidence is key!
    ~Christy & Tammy

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    1. Christy and Tammy,

      Thank you for your support. You are right about focusing on all of the great things that are happening instead of all the should have's and could have's. :)

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Thanks for commenting! :)