Sunday, August 5, 2012

New beginnings...

Tomorrow is August 6th. It's a date that signifies the start of something new. Even though I don't officially go back to work until the 13th, my school is open to teachers tomorrow. Tomorrow I will see my new classroom. I will meet my new co-workers. I will begin to learn the ins and outs of my new school.

It would be a complete lie if I said I wasn't nervous or scared. My last school was my home. It's where I felt comfortable. I knew it like the back of my hand. It was so small, that I knew almost every student's name. I honestly never thought that I would leave (not at least until I had children.) But then last year happened. I was made to feel like an incompetent teacher. My grade level wasn't respected because it wasn't an FCAT grade. Last year was draining, both physically and emotionally. So even though I adored my co workers, I made the decision to transfer.

I am excited about my new school. My principal seems great and I won't be the only newbie. I get a chance to be role model for other Hispanic kids. Growing up, I never had a Hispanic teacher. I'm excited to better my communicating skills in Spanish. I'm excited to work with my ESOL babies. I'm nervous about being team lead, but I know I'm the best choice. Most of the teachers on my team have less than 2 years experience. The other two veterans are new to primary. It'll be a fun challenge. A challenge I'm ready for.

My friend once told me, it's okay to feel scared when change happens. It shows you how important that change is to you. So wish me luck!

P.S. Cross your fingers that my new classroom isn't full of old file cabinets, broken books, and speakers the way my very first classroom was!
P.P.S Cross your toes that I win the giveaway over at About Fais. An Erin Condren planner would be a great way to start my year!

4 comments:

  1. I wish you all the best at your new school, I'm sure you will do great! I also think it's great that you're getting to work with Hispanic kids and be a role model to them. I hope to do that one day as well :) not as a teacher, but in some other capacity.

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  2. crossing my fingers. you will be fine :)

    XO Lourdes

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  3. I bet you'll do great!!! But just incase ;) I'm crossing my fingers and wishing you luck!


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  4. Sending positive thoughts your way all week! It's such a tough decision to make a change and I applaud you for having the courage to do what is right.

    I shared my favorite quote on my blog a while back. Keep it in mind as you go through the next couple of weeks. It makes transition so much easier, in my opinion! You will do great.
    http://awomanhercatsandsomebooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/monday-reminder.html

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