Sunday, May 17, 2015

That Time of Year

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Whew! What a week.... even as a new teacher I knew the end of the week would be busy but WOW! This week we had our end of year testing for K-3. The kids were so patient it was awesome. We tested 4 days this week and it was intense. The poor kiddos were falling asleep by 2:45, but they were troopers.

This week though its back to business. We have to finish up our last journeys unit and last Go Math unit in the next two weeks. Crazy to think my first year ends in 12 days. These 12 days are going to fly by but I am determined to make them great. This Friday we have our end of the year field trip to LEGOLAND! The kids are beyond excited (and have been behaving better than ever!) I think I might be more excited than them. While most of us have never been to LEGOLAND I am just excited to see all the cool things the master-builders have built (ya I know the terminology).

Just to inform you all I worked for a marketing company for a summer promoting LEGO products, and it made me love the company. So going to LEGOLAND is making me giddy inside. I have been preparing all weekend to hopefully make the trip run smoothly and take the kiddos to the areas they are the most interested in.

On top of LEGOLAND to conclude this weekend I have some important visitors coming on Tuesday to observe me for a prospective job. This school has everything and more I want in a school. The coolest thing is the principal lived in Grand Rapids Michigan. I love knowing that someone knows where I come from and how great of a school GVSU was! I am hoping for great news by the end of the week. I am praying to the man above and preparing like crazy. I am determined to make this an amazing visit.

Speaking of which, I need to get going on lesson planning!

Have a cheerful week ;)

Meghan

Saturday, May 9, 2015

About Me

Hi! My name is Meghan. I'm a new teacher and blogger. I am a current Florida resident living next to my favorite place in the world...Walt Disney World! Any one who knows me will tell you that I am crazy for anything Disney. Heck my favorite movie is The Little Mermaid. This year I actually met Ariel with my best friend :) Can you say life made!

Anyways, while I do currently live in Florida I hail from the great state of Michigan. My family currently lives in Traverse City (the cherry capital). Traverse City is probably the most beautiful city in the summer and in the fall. While I miss my family dearly I am following my dream of being a teacher and that led me to Florida!

We, my boyfriend and I, moved here last July and are very happy here (especially with no snow!) We live in Orlando and adopted an adorable kitten in February named Mason. Poor guy was found in a dumpster and we are so glad we could give him a home :)

Back to why we came to Florida (I can get sidetracked easily). I received my first teaching job here last summer and packed up and moved. Michigan is extremely hard to get teaching jobs in especially as a new teacher so I knew I would have to look elsewhere. I currently teach in a very rough area at a title 1 school and teach 2nd graders. Boy do they keep me on my toes! Even though my job is very challenging the reward of teaching in this climate is so amazing. I know I am making a difference each day.

Well thats enough about me.... I am sure I will update this later :)