Attention first year teachers this fall

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I thought it might be fun to hook up with other first year teachers in our grade level, and possibly in our geographic region. I haven't really thought about the logistics of it yet, it's just a hairbrained idea I came up with. If you're interested, post your grade leve, region (if you feel comfortable doing so), and date school starts. If you see someone you'd ike to communicate with, PM them and say hi! Eventually we might want to share email addresses and take things from there. I think it would be fun to share ideas over the summer, and have a soundboard if things get scary :hugs:

    Who knows, we might make some cool new friends this way! Who's in? :)

    Grade 5
    Eastern North Carolina (but I moved here from New England)
    School Starts on Aug 25, but we report on Aug 18.

    One more thing...let us know if you're on a year-round or traditional schedule. I'm traditional.
     
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  3. MiddleGradesLA

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    Ooooh, fun! I am on board for this!

    7th grade Language Arts
    Atlanta area
    School starts on Aug 11, but I will report July 24.
     
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    Pre-Kindergarten (Public)
    Central Texas
    Schools starts on Aug. 25
     
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    Hi! I will be teaching 5th grade Social Studies in TN. We start the week of Aug. 7 for half a day, and then pick up the next week for full days.
     
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    2nd Grade
    Utah (moving from California)
    I believe school starts 08-25-08
     
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    High School Spanish
    North Texas
    Late August-ish...
     
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    7-12 grade history
    RURAL Montana
    umm, August? :)
    Traditional Schedule
     
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    Kindergarten
    NY
    School Starts... Sept. 2:)
    I look forward to networking with other new teachers.
     
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    School starts September 4
     
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    5th grade (self-contained)
    North Texas
    August something :)
    Traditional schedule

    Nice to see some fellow Texans too--woo hoo!
     
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    dont have a teaching again, but still interested. (subbing)
    Northern Cali
    Late Aug.
     
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    3rd grade bilingual math & science
    Gulf Coast (I'm in Houston, school is 25 miles from here on the coast)
    Starts Aug. 26th, we report Aug. 19th
     
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    I'll be teaching 5th grade in West Tennessee. The students start back August 11... and I'm already nervous.
     
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    I think all of us newbies are pretty nervous at this point:lol:
     
  16. Pisces_Fish

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    ...and lost about where to start! :)
     
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    Right -- it's like, do we just walk up to the edge of the cliff and fall over, or do we run and jump? Either way, it's a scary drop. Our "hand-holding" via these forums really helps, though. It's not so scary when we are all jumping together ;)
     
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    Be thankful you have some time to prepare. I was hired last year a week after school started. I started 2 days later. I had to jump right it and go with it. It was super scary but I learned SO much! Good luck!
     
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    Wow -- now THAT sounds scary!

    It also sounds like you did not really have time to think about being afraid -- you just had to go with it. Do you think it was actually better that way?
     
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    K-3 Special Ed, self-contained
    Central IL
    School starts August 18th.
     
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    6th Grade Math
    IN
    August 13, but we report August 11th
    Traditional

    Thankfully, I did my student teaching in the fall and got to watch "The First Day of School" routine my cooperating teacher went through. But I'm still nervous about doing it on my own! :)
     

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