Monday, June 10, 2013

I CAN'T believe it! My 1st Year teaching is over and I'm STILL alive!!!

Y'all are not going to believe the year I've had!  I feel like such a bad blogger...but in my defense, I want you to STOP reading right now and take a trip down memory lane to YOUR very first year teaching.  That should explain why I have been MIA this whole year.  Now, back to the business at hand, I promise that I will try to make it up this summer with lots and lots of posts but I can't guarantee anything during the school year because *yikes!* it's going to feel like my second-first year all over again.  You see, I have been notified that this coming school year I will be teaching 5th grade and since I have never ever ever taught 5th grade I am thinking that I am going to be super duper ooper shmooper busy again.  But I will try my very very best to post every now and then so that none of you think that I have been captured by vampires and/or zombies.   If I recall, I left off last summer promising that I would share my finished classroom pics.  Well, drum roll please, here they are... I hope you like them and I look forward to reading all of your comments.  Also, if you like any of my superhero stuff it is still available in my TpT store.  On the last week of school all of the teacher's voted on a couple of themes and there was a tie between Candy Land and Around the World so as soon as I am told which one it will be you can expect lots of classroom decorations on that theme.  I just wanted to give you a heads up so that you can check back for new posts and items in my TpT store.  As Abby would say, I am *12 kinds of excited* to be teaching 5th grade Reading/Language Arts next year and I look forward to all of your advice and ideas about that as well so comment away!  Oh, and for giggles... this was me this year during Mad Scientist week! Ha!

On to the 2012-2013 Superhero Classroom Tour...

Reading and Math Group Rotations
The famous pom-poms and superhero girls

My Math "bulletin board"

Science/Social Studies "bulletin board", cubbies and pennant window decor

Superheroes above my marker board (I did LOADS of coloring last summer!)

"POWER! Words" Word Wall (Superhero Word Wall alphabet is available in my TpT store!)

My one and only filing cabinet, bookshelf and my Superhero behavior clip chart (also available in my TpT store)

My "Hero Code" (WBT class rules)

One of my bulletin boards with student work for the Exemplar Text: The Stories that Julian Tells   


Megan Simmons said...

Hi Chanty! I follow you on Pinterest, and began noticing all of your 5th grade pins! I taught 3rd grade last year but will be moving to 5th this year. I am really excited about the move, but feel just like starting all over again. I began my teaching career the Spring of '99, but have had a family and stayed home with the kids. I decided to get back in to teaching and stepped back in to the classroom last year after begin gone for 11 years.

We are also doing the Super Hero theme in our school this upcoming year, so I'll be sure to check out your TpT store! :) I hope that some time during the summer you are able to enjoy and relax. I feel like I could be up at school all day every day and still not be ready for the upcoming school year.

Best wishes as you begin this new adventure!
Fun In 5th

Chanty said...

Hi Megan,

Thanks for following and for your kind and thoughtful words. I was a little overwhelmed when i first found out but now I am super excited...especially since I will be teaching Reading and LA {which are my favorite subjects}. That is so neat that you will be doing a super hero theme this upcoming school year, i really enjoyed that theme and hope that you get some ideas from my photos. I definitely have tons of stuff for purchase at my TpT store that I am sure will help you on your way. What subjects will you be teaching next year? Wishing you a fabulous summer!

P.S. I feel the same, no matter how soon they let me into the building to start setting up, it feels like it is never enough time... Especially when I keep running into so many fabulous things daily on Pinterest.

Wishing you all the best in 5th!


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