Yesterday morning I had my very first interview ever for a 5th grade teaching position and an hour later I got the call that would change my life. Sorry for the over-dramatization, but I am SO EXCITED!!!
I GOT THE JOB!!!
Tomorrow is Back To School Night where I will be making my grand debut :)
I am hoping to start setting up the classroom Thursday or Friday and I start teaching Tuesday, September 3.
I have spent every waking moment (so this morning) buying up all the classroom decorating supplies I can find and scanning pinterest for ideas. I'll post pics next week once it's all set up.
And now for a few questions...
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Because I'm about to find out if I am!
What was your favorite thing about 5th grade?
My favorite thing was that our teacher, Mrs. Nichols, would award table points and whichever group had the most points at the end of the month got to go out to lunch with her to exciting places like Taco Bell and McDonald's. Current health concerns probably prohibit any such outings, and fast food isn't as much of a treat as it used to seem. I'm thinking of giving out raffle tickets for good behavior all week and then having a drawing on Friday where 3 students get prizes if their name is picked. What prizes do you think 10 year olds are into?... Homework passes? Markers? Pogs? Wait, no those were popular when I was in 5th grade. And remember I'm on a dollar store budget, but I can be creative.
Do you have a favorite novel you read in elementary school that I should include in the curriculum?
We read Bridge to Terabithia and it was a real downer. I'm open to suggestions, but I also haven't had a chance to meet with the other grade level teachers to find out what they're planning.
I'm sure I'll have many more questions for y'all later, not to mention silly sayings my students spring on me.
This is going to be an exciting new year!