Friday, August 29, 2014

Five For Friday: Week Before School starts


So this week has been crazy busy, but also crazy exciting. Here it goes.

1. I started out the week with training on PBIS. That is positive behavior support. The school I am at is on top of it, as they seem to be on top of everything. I'm lucky to be going into a school that has such a great community and such a rich school culture.

2. I then had the official school district training. I am officially a part of the school district, yay me.

3. I got together my classroom. It still needs a lot of work, but that will come as I am able to purchase some furniture pieces that are missing and add more stuff to make it look more inviting. The room will fill up, even if it does look a little empty now. 

4. I experience my first 12 hour day as teacher. I had an 8 AM training and an open house that lasted until 8 PM. It was a very long day. I got to meet a lot of the staff members at the school and got a lot of work done. I also enjoyed meeting a few of the students that I am going to be working with this year. Here is a picture of me at the end of it. I was so tired, meeting a ton of new people can be exhausting.

5. I went to a local gaming/comic book shop, Olympic Cards and Comics, and found out that the added a second floor gaming area to their shop. I'm not that into gaming or comic books, but by adding that space that makes them the largest gaming shop in America. It's kind of cool to see a local business become so successful. I was there picking up Magic cards to use as an incentives game with my EBD students. 


  1. Congratulations on your first 12 hour day! :) There will be many in the future...but you'll hopefully come to find that this is the most rewarding profession ever! ;) So nice to see your classroom coming together! :) Have you always wanted to work with EBD? One of my best friend's has been in EBD for the last 7 years. It's a true gift! :)
    Enjoy your year! ;)
    Mrs. Russell's Room

    1. EBD is something that I've fallen into. I knew I wanted to work in sped, and that my passion is to work with at risk kids. So I accepted a long term sub postion last year in an EBD classroom and found it very rewarding, so accepted and EBD positon for this year.

  2. I've worked many of those 12 hour days, and they never get easier! I like when they land on a Thursday, since, no matter how tired you are, you can always make it through a Friday!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

    1. I look forward to more of them. They might not be very much fun during the work day, but it's great to get a chance to meet the parents and talk to the kids outside of class.