I just need to say it....

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    ...I finished my first year teaching...


    There were so many times I didn't think I'd survive, and I never want to go through it again, not for any amount of money.

    It was so worth it though! You're only a first year teacher once :)
     
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  3. Blkjacq

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    Congratulations! You're now a veteran.
     
  4. Sheila

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    Congrats! :woot::woot::woot::woot:
     
  5. Erin Elizabeth

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    Hurrah! You're right, there will never be another first year.
     
  6. Muttling

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    Rock On!!!!!






    As a fellow Pisces, I recommend you never marry an earth sign. A water sign and an earth sign makes mud. ;)
     
  7. Pisces_Fish

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    HA!
     
  8. Ms. I

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    Congrats! So, when are you considered tenured? It's the beginning of the 3rd yr in my area.
     
  9. smalltowngal

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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats! Hopefully, one day I'll be able to type the same sentence. :)
     
  11. each1teach1

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    Congrats! You made it! This was my first year too, so I understand the struggle. But everybody keeps telling me how much easier it will be next year...so here's hoping!
     
  12. shasha379

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    Good for you!!!!!! Next year should be much easier for you.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  14. touchinglives

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    Congratulations!!! You need to go and celebrate! I just finished my first year in a new school district, and now that I have the new routine/new faces down, I'm really looking forward to next year. Your next year will be so much better!
     
  15. Pisces_Fish

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    You will, and it feels so good to be able to say it!
     
  16. scholarteacher

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    Congratulations! You're a survivor!
     
  17. INteacher

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    Congrats Pisces :) I hope as well as struggles you do have some good memories too :)
     
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    Congrats! I finished my first year a few weeks ago and it is such a wonderful feeling!
     
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    Yay to Pisces and ALL my fellow first-year teaching survivors!

    I'm doing inservice here and am almost finished my first year. Just as happy news was that my five-year certificate has been issued, meaning I've passed the Entry Year Teacher program for Ohio. As soon as my copy arrives in the mail I may make my husband play Pomp and Circumstances on the trumpet in my honor!

    :party:
     
  20. msmullenjr

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    Congrats, and yes it does get easier.
     
  21. krysmorgsu

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    Congrats to everyone who survived the first year! I just finished mine, and like you, I can't wait for it to get a little easier next year!
     
  22. amakaye

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    I finished my second, and yes, it was so much easier! I'm hoping now that moving to a new grade isn't a giant step backwards...
     
  23. Missy99

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    I thought it was sort of like a backwards pregnancy -- nine months of pains and then a quick finish :lol:

    But, we made it!!!
     
  24. Pencil Monkey

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    i remember that feeling all too well. I am mentoring a first year this year and I hope that I can give her the support and guidance I wish I had.
     
  25. BioAngel

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    Congrats! I just finished my first year of teaching and I'm thrilled I'm getting a second chance of it. I know alot of what doesn't work, what does work, and what may work that I want to try out :D

    I'm glad its over though, as much as I'm going to miss being that first year teacher. It was hell, it was heaven :)
     
  26. Teaching Grace

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    Yay!! Congrats to all of you that made it through this year!!! It does get easier from year to year. This will be my third year and I know it'll be even better than last year! I'm so very excited about heading back.
     

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