Posted in First Year Teacher, Personal Journal

My First Year Teaching = Mid Year Teaching

Hey friends! Thank you for following me on my newest journey!

There is so much going on, I don’t even know where to begin!

Let’s catch up! As many of you may know, I graduated last December. I decided to take some time off (three weeks off) to grieve and heal. I started teaching the last week of January! As you can imagine I was so excited yet nervous at the same time. I knew most of my colleagues already since exactly a year ago I completed my internship there.

Let’s talk about mental health! Since it’s my first year teaching you can imagine at the beginning I felt very overwhelmed. However, I started to realize that it is OKAY to ask for help, it is OKAY to not know it ALL yet. IT IS OKAY! With this said, starting a new occupation can be a little stressful. I started to miss all my friends from college. I started missing my second-grade kiddos, and my CT from December. I was so used to my old routine that it completely pushed me off the edge.

Meeting new people! Finding a place where you feel loved and welcome is amazing! I absolutely love my new family! I have an amazing mentor teacher and an excellent team that supports me and are available whenever I need them.

Expanding my horizons! I feel very fortunate to have the privilege to work along with a very diverse team. I’ve heard so many horror stories from other teachers about their first year teaching that made me so afraid to open up to my new peers, but I’ve realized that it is all love. Also, respect works both ways.

Kids, Kiddos, Sweethearts, Sweeties, Friends, Babies!  I am currently having the best time of my life working with my kiddos! Working with children helps me realize that everything we know has been taught. I’ve also realized how important it is to practice what we preach! Our children are ALWAYS watching! We must lead by example! I already miss my kiddos!