I am nearing the end of my first week as a Lead Teacher at EduCare. What an exciting week it has been! Those of you who are teachers know...that the beginning and the first week on the job is always a busy one. I have gone through several lists a mile long and have been busy giving my new classroom the Mr. Brent touch. Newsletters, lesson plans, lead teacher meetings, updating things, assessments, literacy program planning, cleaning out cabinets, planning field trips, meeting new children and their families, getting to know the assistant, going through files...and OF COURSE teaching have been things that I have been up to this week. This is how it will always go from now on...but I love every minute of it!!
Here are some pictures of my classroom...
As I near the end of the week I have tried to take some time to reflect...on many different things...lots of observation of my new students has gone on so I reflect on that...noticing what each child likes, how they tend to act, and building those relationships.
One day left this week and tomorrow I finish up some prep for next week. I just spent the evening coloring broken egg shell pieces for an art activity next week. Gotta write newsletter to go out Monday, go through more files, start planning for literacy program lessons, and figure out how assessments work at our center. I also have a new employee orientation tomorrow which will interrupt a couple of hours of my day...but nothing I can do about that one!
First week is almost under my belt...and...cross my fingers...so far so good!
Talk to you soon!