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!!