Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cool Giveaway Over at Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

So I recently stumbled upon this wonderful blog by Second Grade teacher, Angela.  I think it was the catchy name that caught my interest: Hippo Hooray for Second Grade.  She posts a lot of neat information I am finding useful as well as I find her blogs intriguing as they show me a bit of insight on one teachers teaching experiences.  As such, I would like to share this giveaway she has going on.  I must say this is one of the coolest pencil sharpeners I have seen and would love to have one for myself one day.  So to you out there who may be reading my blog, this may be your lucky shot at adding a neat sharpener to your own classroom!  Just click the picture below to head on over to her site and enter!

Good luck everyone!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

So I have been waiting for my teaching license to come in for a little while.  I am happy to say it FINALLY CAME IN!

What timing to come in being tomorrow is Christmas!  Well Happy Holidays to all who may stumble upon reading my blog!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Where Do I Go From Here?

I am always inspired by the information experienced teachers put out there on the internet for newbie teachers, such as myself, to find.  I take in as much useful information and tips to help create myself to be an effective teacher from the start.  I am currently going through a part of my life where I have no idea what is going to happen in the next year and I find it both exciting and frightening.  My hubby-to-be is entering graduate school and his choices are limited to a few due to his degree, so we are in a sort of limbo right now while we await to hear what schools he gets accepted to and where we will end up.  Then comes the part where I do my very best and give it my all to try and secure a position as a teacher.  Will I be able to find a position at the beginning of next school year in another state as a brand new teacher?  Will I be prepared to shine above all other applicants who may try for the positions I will apply for?  Will I begin my dream career when I hope to?  These are a few of many questions that have been running through my mind these past few months.  I was thinking to myself, "How I can record my journey in becoming a teacher in a meaningful way?"  I then realized I enjoy finding out many things through blogs I read.  My hopes are that this blog will help to provide other newbie teachers with information and an insight on the journey to becoming a teacher as well as I hope to gain tips and information from those with more experience so that I may become the teacher I hope to be.

With all that being said...WELCOME TO MY FIRST BLOG!