Back to School!

August 5, 2016 Education, School 4


Hello Everyone! This sums up my feelings on school supplies. I have a hard time saying no and have already dropped a good chunk of change for the upcoming school year. But it’s all good because I am pumped and ready for a fresh new start.

This year I’ll be at a new school and I am both excited and a wee bit nervous. I’m not always very good with change but I just could not pass up this opportunity. I know someone that works at my new school who absolute loves it there and it’s only 15 minutes away versus the 40 I was driving before.

Every new school year is a fresh start, but this one more so because it’s a new school too, so the students don’t have any preconceived notions about me. I’m not really able to work on much curriculum wise (which to be honest I don’t really need to because I am not teaching anything new), but I’ve been working on things for the classroom.

#1 – The Bulletin Board


Someone posted it this to my Facebook a few months ago and I knew this was something I wanted to put up in my classroom to turn those negative feelings around.

#2 – The Happy Board

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I got this idea from another teacher to keep things that the students wrote/gave me so that if I have a bad day I can look at these things and remember them. I left plenty of white space for things from my new students!

I also wanted to take a moment to share the card. It’s definitely the best thing I’ve gotten from a student in my three years of teaching.


#3 – Student Quotes

The last two years I’ve had my Geometry students write letters to future students. This years letters were REALLY GOOD and they had some very helpful advice so I made a quote poster. The plan is to hopefully have it blown up and printed on big paper to display in my classroom, but I’m not sure that my school has that machine. If not I will just make copies and pass them out to students.

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I really hope that I can get it in color too, but we’ll see.

That’s about all from me now. I hope to have some more reviews and things coming soon!


4 Responses to “Back to School!”

  1. Jenny

    Looks like you’re getting prepared with some fun ideas. I’m sure you’ll love the new school.

  2. Julie @ Smiling Shelves

    I love the bulletin board. Kids get so frustrated with Math, when all you really need to do is “train your brain.” And a positive attitude goes a long way in that!

    This is the first August in ten years that I’m not getting ready for the school year. I had a baby in April, and I’m going to be a stay-at-home mom for a few years. I’m surprised how much I am missing the excitement of getting ready for a new year (and school supplies! Oh, the school supplies!). :)

  3. Kimberly

    School supplies is definitely my downfall! My sister in law decided to become a stay at home mom last year after my niece was born and had some of the same feelings, but she loves being at home with Ellie and I’m sure you will too!