Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Teacher Week Continues

First let me say that I loved "meeting" you all yesterday on Meet The Teacher Monday.
I feel soooo much better knowing that I'm not the only diet soda drinking, Pinterest-addicted, organizing, chocoholic, shopaholic out there :)

That being said, here are my big three tips to share with new teachers for Teacher Talk Tuesday:

Don't try to do it all in the first year. Make time each day for yourself. Keep up with your hobbies & interests that don't involve work. {You will never listen to this advice, but you'll wish you had later on.}
Don't try to do it all yourself. Get inspiration from the great online resources available eg. grade appropriate teaching sites & blogs.
Your students will love you. This love will manifest itself in gazillions of love notes, coloured pictures, cards, & drawings. Make yourself a Love Notes binder {like the one shown here}. It's a great way to store your treasures & can be enjoyed by everyone, all year long.
I found this Teacher Love Notes binder cover on a teaching blog a few weeks ago, but I don't remember which one...if it's yours, please convo me so I can share your link~thanks!


Cortney said...

So true! I have a box that I keep all my art/cards in from the kids, it's great to pull it out every now and then especially when I've had a hard day.

Maureen Antoski said...

Hi! I'm a Canadian k teacher, too! I'm just getting into this blogging world myself and have just set up a blog for my class (so much to learn)I guess I'm one of those blog stalkers as this is my first comment ever!! I was tickled you were a Canadian!! Love your blog!

Ashleigh said...

Your #1 is so true. I try so hard to force myself to follow this rule, but it's so hard.

Rachel said...

What a great idea to collect on your notes and things in a binder. Wish I had done that my first year!

Ms. Preppy said...

That binder cover is sooo cute!! All of my notes are in a filing cabinet drawer. This is a much cuter way to store them!

Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

Busy Bees said...

Just found your blog and loved learning about you!! I would agree that there's too much out there that you don't need to do it by yourself!! I get soooo many ideas from blogging!!

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