Sunday, May 20, 2012

Up and Running! {Kind Of...}

Well it's officially official. I am a teacher of science! I am so very excited to announce that I have managed to snag myself a real-live teaching job. I will be teaching 5th grade science at an AWESOME school and I couldn't be more excited about it. I haven't been posting anything because it was hush-hush for a while...until I got cleared by the Board, and I really didn't want to get my hopes up. But now that the cat is out of the bag, I am announcing it from the rooftops!

This new job brings a TON of changes for me. First of all, I had always assumed that when I eventually got a job, it would be a general education class, and not so much of a subject-centered job as the one I have now found myself getting so excited about! So, my old blog that was basically 3rd grade, general education specific is getting a complete and TOTAL makeover. Instead of the blog that I had that was designed specifically for everything school, I am now going to focus on my actual classroom which will be 100% centered around science. However, that is definitely not to say that I am going to abandon all other subjects. Of course, I will be incorporating writing, reading, and math into my classroom - so even if you aren't a science teacher, please, please. please still be my follow buddy!

I am thrilled to start actually working on my real classroom. This last month has been a month full of blessings and I am just so thankful, excited, and humbled beyond words. Now that I know what I'll be doing, my circus theme is going to be put on the back burner and instead I will be focusing on a science lab-based theme. I am envisioning lots of beakers, different colored liquids, an interactive, magnetic periodic table of the elements, and giant hanging planets. I really love this that I found and I want to use it as inspiration.

I know I am going to end up buying one of the white lab coats and wearing it on the first day of school. I am such a sucker for things like that and I just want to make science something that my first class remembers as AWESOME and not nerdy. I also found these adorable cookies and will absolutely be making these for my first open house.

Lots more ideas to come, so please stay with me! I know I haven't posted in a really long time, but now that I have a real live job, I will have things to post!


  1. I'm happy to be your first follower on your newly moved blog :)
    those cookies look good :)

    Miss Elementary

  2. Hooray! Thank you Sara! I follow you, too. :)

  3. Congratulations! Science is the best...I love it and the kids love it.

    The Science Penguin

  4. HOLY COW. Those cookies are precious. What a fantastic idea. I'm a first year (but started halfway through the year) 5th grade teacher and if I'm teaching next year I am using this idea. How creative!

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  6. I am nearing 200 followers on my blog and would really like to do a giveaway on my blog to celebrate. My ideal giveaway would feature work from some of my favourite education blogs from a variety of teaching backgrounds and I was wondering if you would be interested in helping me out as a sponsor in my giveaway.

    To enter the giveaway I'd like people to visit the sponsors and follow them so it could mean some new followers for your blog too!

    Let me know your thoughts!

    Thank you,
    Miss L
    Miss L’s Whole Brain Teaching