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! :)
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