First time teacher

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by Cmiles13, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Cmiles13

    Cmiles13 New Member

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    Jul 19, 2014

    This is going to be my first time teaching and will be teaching 5th grade.
    Still young and wanted a career change. Teaching is where wanted to be.
    I will have my class for math, language and science and one fourth grade class for science

    Looking for ANY advice anyone has please. Greatly appreciate anything
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. mrshayes

    mrshayes Rookie

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    Jul 19, 2014

    Hey Cmiles13! I am a first year teacher in 5th grade also. Isn't it exciting!!
     
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    Cmiles13 New Member

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    Exciting and overwhelming
     
  5. LMichele

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    Can you get access to any of the teacher guides for the programs that you will be using? If not, try to get the names of the program and see if you can Google the curriculum to see if you can find the pacing guide or what it covers.

    Become very familiar with the standards for 5th grade.

    For right now I'd focus on what kind of routines you want to establish so you're ready to hit the ground running the first day.

    Good luck!
     
  6. asiltropwen

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    Cmiles13, is there something specific that is overwhelming you, or are you just feeling overwhelmed all-around?

    When is your first day?

    I get nervous about the first day(s) of school, but it all goes away once the students are there. As long as I have plenty planned for the first routine setting days/weeks of school, the rest just seems to fall into place.
     
  7. 100%Canadian

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    Survival, that's what your first year is about. Yes, you'll be overwhelmed but worry less about trying to accomplish everything and anything. Focus on maintaining your classroom presence, discipline and interaction with the students. Prioritize, make time for yourself when you're not working (very important) and be willing to make mistakes. Remind yourself of the things you did well and be prepared to adjust on the fly. There's a learning curve to teaching that keeps changing. You have to roll with it. Teaching is a marathon, not a sprint. Best of luck.
     
  8. sarahwilla

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    Sep 5, 2014

    Dont be nervous!!! i was in the same pool when i started teaching. but gradually i learnt things from other senior teacher in the my school. every thing is going to be fine. good luck!!
     
  9. 49erteacher

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    Ask questions of your team members (and here).

    When I start at a new school, I ask everything and anything. When I was a new teacher I thought that I should know everything and I didn't ask much.
     

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