Tuesday, August 28, 2012

here we go again...

If the Lord wills, I will begin my 8th year of teaching tomorrow. This year is a little different though...

Every year I get nervous about the first day of school and meeting the new kids.  But this year, I am not as nervous as years before! For the first time, I am teaching the same grade level for the 3rd time in a row and to top it off, I'm at the same school! Praise the Lord. The last 8 years have been in 4 different grade levels at 4 different schools.  That's what happens when you are at the bottom of the totem pole!  But no complaints here!  God has graciously provided me with a job each year!

This year, in first grade again, I feel like a pro! But it doesn't get any easier - I'm still nervous!... AND EXCITED!

Starting the 2012-2013 school year tomorrow is going to be super exciting! Extra exciting! Why?! Because on the first day of the school year, I become a permanent teacher! Yes, THAT'S RIGHT! Tenure, baby! Praise the Lord. After 8 years, I am no longer considered a temporary teacher. ;)


*Picture from my first year of teaching. It seems like it was just yesterday!

Wish me luck!


  1. YOU ARE SO AMAZING!!! and excellent. do you ever think about school leadership??>? principalship? :)

    GRACE BE WITH YOU! so proud of you :)

  2. What a great feat! Congratulations!!!!!! So much to be proud of. : )

  3. Hope you had a good first day today! Congrats on your tenure too, you are so legit. I could never be a teacher, I think talking in front of people alone would scare me to death! I love that picture of you too-all those little kiddos in front of you look like they are so attentive and having a blast!

    1. HA! They aren't being attentive, they were scared! I was giving them the death stare to zip it and sit their bottom down! puhahaha.

  4. That is so amazing that you're a first grade teacher! It must be such a challenging and rewarding job...not to mention loads of fun, with all the adorable kiddies. ^^
    What are some of your favorite classroom activities to do with them?
    And ah, I really like your blog!

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