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!