Sunday, June 30, 2013

My link up with Mrs. Reed...

Mrs.Reed from is back with her weekly linkup!!! This weeks linkup... bingo... answer three of the questions horizontally, vertically or diagonally....

ok.. so I'll do the middle horizontally....
1. My first year of teaching... swoosh... I'll use my current teaching job as my first year even though I had done a Catholic School for 2 years before that... but my current location is my first REAL teaching job... ok... My first year teaching... I     WAS      A    MESS!!!!!!! My hubsband was home with our two kids (7 and 4) and I was the sole breadwinner... so the pressure was ON!!! My first evaluation went horrifically wrong...   I honestly didn't know what I was in for with a public school... I had to really evaluate who I was, what I wanted, and how to get the help I needed... if it wasn't for my team Michelle, Sara, and Barb,... I would not have made it... other countries recruit teachers from high school and college based on natural tendencies toward teaching... I think I had them.. but I needed training and I needed guidance....

2.  My favorite school memory as a kid... there are so many.. I went to a 1-8 Catholic School so I was in the same school for 8 years... my favorite memory was probably being an office girl... you got to leave class early and collect envelopes, answer phones, do some clerical stuff... we felt like we were "the chosen ones...

3.  Books I'm reading... I finished, "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn and I'm going to start Jeffery Deaver's next book... I also have "Before I Go to Sleep" which I 'm in the middle of... so hopefully some of this will get read.... looking for suggestions!!!!


  1. I remember getting to help in the office too!! I thought I was 'big time' since I was out of class and others weren't!!
    The Bomb-Diggity Classroom

  2. Wasn't that first year something!!! Mine too. I'm glad I was young because I certainly don't have that energy now!

    1. Ooooohhhhh.... Girl was it ever!!! I tell new teachers... Don't worry I was much worse than you could ever be!!'