We made it over the low hump -OCTOBER! Yay!

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  1. englishteach7

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    They say that if new teachers can make it through October that they are well on their way to feeling better and more confident about their teaching skills! We did it! I already feel better! Of course that may have something to do with my four day weekend I just enjoyed (two days off for the weekend, one personal day - my first and election day!)

    Before we know it it'll be Thanksgiving vacation then Christmas Vacation and wa la- halfway through our first year!

    I'm pysched!!!
     
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    Keep it up! It does get easier.
     
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    Yes, it DOES get easier...

    Just push ahead! :)
     
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    I'm in my 3rd year, and there's something magical about that....even though I'm in a new school in a new grade, it's by far the "easiest" year yet. I remember crying tears of joy when I reached the midpoint my first year. It was TOUGH!!!
     
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    It gets easier? I'm a first year teacher and I can't shake this feeling that I'm not doing everything possible for my kids that I can! I know I can't do every single detail but still, I want to do the best I can and hope my kids are learning all they can. Ahhhhhh!
     
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    You're doing fine. :)
     
  8. SoReady2Teach

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    One of my biggest fears is my kids going to third grade next year and hearing, "Those kids from Miss ____'s class don't know anything, What is she doing?"
     
  9. englishteach7

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    SoReady2Teach- that is not true. I'm sure you are doing great! Confidence is key. Do your best and do it with confidence and of course PREP, PREP, PREP! I love planning and finding new activities for my students to do. Keeping them engaged is also key. I know you are doing great!
     
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    Thanks for the confidence booster. :hugs: Some days I just feel like I'm not doing my best job possible. I'm certain I'm not alone. This time of year can be super stressful; add a class of 22 kids your responsible for and it can get overwhelming! Ahhh! :dizzy:
     
  11. englishteach7

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    I'm a middle school English teacher, so our teaching experiences are quite different! I am in charge of 74 12-13 year olds but over the span of the entire day!
     

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