Tuesday, August 27, 2013

teacher talk-week 1

Welcome to the first week of Teacher Talk! I think I can speak for both Nicole and myself when I say how excited we are for this series. By now most schools are back in session so it will be great for all of us teachers to rally around each other and offer encouragement and support.

The first week of TT is all about who we are as a teacher. My journey to become a teacher began when I was in first grade. I had the most AMAZING teacher for first and second grade. She was fresh out of college, single, and treated us like we were her own children. She taught me SO much more than she will ever know. Thankfully I still keep in contact with her to this day. I decided in first grade that I wanted to be a teacher just like Miss Sherrill and I have never looked back. 


[high school graduation]

I am currently in my first year of teaching. I teach third grade in a very large school in Metro Atlanta. I have 31 students right now and have the possibility of gaining another in the next week. Thankfully for the most part my babies are the sweetest. They really work hard and want to make me happy. It hasn't been the easiest start but we are in our fourth week together and every day gets a little bit better as they learn what I expect of them in my classroom. 

On my first day of teaching this year my first grade teacher wrote me the sweetest note...


THIS. this is what it's all about. It doesn't matter how hard this gets for me.. I will try my best to make this the best year for them.

I've always known I wanted to be a teacher and I honestly have no idea what else I would do with my life! I am excited to get to know y'all and hear your journey to becoming a teacher and get a little glimpse into your classroom.



Head over to Nicole's blog to link-up!!

13 comments:

  1. Loved reading this!! It seems like we have similar stories, love it!

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  2. I love how many teacher have a similar start in their passion for teaching. Mine started with my 2nd grade teacher :)

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  3. I love this! I'm not a teacher but I have so much respect for my best friends that are. I have had so many teachers in my school career that have made such a positive impact and it's not until now that I realize how much it takes! I love the passion you have for your job, kiddos, and their overall learning experience! I hope your first year continues to be wonderful!!

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  4. I just stated following your blog as the teacher talk series started and I feel the same about teaching! I was definitely inspired by the amazing teachers that I have and I hope have that influence in my students' lives. I'm sure a classroom of 31 3rd graders is pretty wild, but such a blessing at the same time. :]

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  5. I loved reading this! I am not a teacher nor am I studying to be one but it is so great to read about people who have always known what they wanted and are finally living it. I am not a person who always knew what I wanted but it is great to see people who did.

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  6. This is so special - I had one of these teachers in primary school and another in high school and I still keep in contact with them! It is so special the influence they had on me then and now... x

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  7. What a beautiful note! I still talk with my first grade teacher quite often. Such great relationships are formed in our younger years.

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  8. Your story is awesome, and I love that you still keep in contact with the lady who started your inspiration! Your 31 (or 32) babies are lucky to have you as a teacher, Mrs. L!

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  9. You're a ROCK STAR!!! I love you!!!

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  10. My former teachers definitely inspired me as well! I feel so lucky to have had great teachers growing up. I can't BELIEVE you have 31 students!!! In the school I am in, that would be CRAZY! We usually have between 18-22. 22 seems like a lot ;) Good luck with your year!

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  11. My former teachers are who called I'd be a teacher way WAY back in the day when I was still convinced I'd be a doctor! So awesome to still have relationships with them!

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  12. I know your students love you so much!

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  13. I love that! It is so important to keep that as a reminder, as it's so easy to get wrapped up in the politics of teaching and loose sight of what's important. It's making a lasting, positive impact on their lives and loving them sweetly. This was such a great reminder to read after a long third day at school ;) And 31 students?! I thought my 23 first graders were a big bunch. You're a saint!

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