First Day

Today was my first day of teaching. Except I didn't teach. And I didn't have any students.

Our school just has homeroom for two hours while the teacher goes over all the paperwork stuff. I don't have a homeroom so basically, I just made an appearance. I haven't been nervous at all until right when they were introducing the new teachers. And I already know all the kids!

After that I just went to my room and did fun stuff. lol

So Monday will be the true test.

I think I'm ready. The whole first week I am doing intro stuff, learning about them, seating chart, book assignment, icebreakers, team building skills, etc. The next week is when it gets scary.

All my PLN playas gave me the same advice- Breathe, Smile, Relax. And take it one day at a time. If I wasn't organized, I don't know what I would do. I never understand how teachers even function without being organized.

I learned how to laminate this week and that hot glue is a teacher's best friend. The copy machine is already jammed (and it's my fault) but no one can figure it out. I checked every part possible and no success.

I forget that I'm a new teacher because I subbed and did summer school. I can't imagine what it would be like to be a new teacher and not know any kids or any teachers or anything period. Luckily, I'm very familiar with everything except the best way to teach.

Think I'll figure out this year? ;)


  1. Elissa, "the best way to teach" may be something you will be after for the next few decades as it's bound to change with the person you are becoming and the students you will have the pleasure and duty to accompany, and guide. Best of luck, essential blessing; and stay with your feet on the ground & keep watching the stars...-)

  2. If you do figure it out, please be sure to let us all know, okay?

  3. Good luck, Elissa! Teaching generally oscillates between extremely frustrating and fantastically rewarding. May you have more of the latter!