Monday, May 21, 2012

End of the Year Linky Party

I'm yippee-skippee with excitement to be able to participate in my first linky party on my new blog! Yay! Amber from Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher is hosting a linky party to wrap up the school year. I might be a tad behind, but in my defense, I was at the beach all last week. {Tee-hee!}

So here we go. The theme of this one is The Great and The Not-So-Great. All you need to do to participate is read my ramblings below and then link up with Amber by clicking the link above. Just mention three great things about this past year and three not-so-great things about this past year.

The Great

1. I had an awesome student-teaching experience with my third grade buddies. I learned so, so, so much from them and they are the coolest kiddos ever. I got to do so many different things that I've always wanted to do in a classroom, so I'm very thankful to have had the experience.

2. I FINALLY got my online cataloging system up and running thanks to my pal Deanna. It's awesome and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I was always searching for a way to organize my books and have the kiddos be able to check them out online and I now have that ability. Go see it! Click here.

 3. I graduated!! I now have my Master's in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. There I am with my snazzy outfit on. And I guess I should also mention that I GOT A JOB!! Those go hand-in-hand, so technically it's not four greats. I'm still following linky rules. See my previous post for what's in store for me this upcoming school year. 

The Not-So-Great

1. Well I have to be honest and say that I am really, really stretching to say that these are not so great things. I have been so blessed beyond belief these past few months, so my not-so-great things still have some goodness to them. The first is that I am saying goodbye to my first blog. I love it and will probably keep everything from it {I'll just transfer it here}, but I just know I won't use both blogs this upcoming school year. I LOVE my new teaching title and am fully embracing it. Hence, the new blog. So bye-bye for now my little circus. 

2. I guess the other thing that was really sad about this year was the last day of my student teaching. I had one girl REALLY, REALLY get upset! I bawled all the way home. I HAVE to go see them again. I know the last day of school is fast approaching and I am going to have to make my way over there before it slips away from me.

3. Finally, I must admit that I'm a little bummed that I won't be getting to implement Writing Workshop in my classroom this school year. I read so many books about this fantastic concept and was super-duper pumped about starting it, so I'm a little sad that I won't get to do a WW -- per say. I am in the middle of planning something MUCH bigger and better. And, of course, science related. I'm creating a massive science journal project and plan to use them all year. Stay tuned for that post!

Don't forget to link up with Amber!

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