New 2nd Grade Teacher

Discussion in 'Second Grade' started by Boopers, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Boopers

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    Hi all! I just accepted a position as a 2nd grade LA/SS teacher! I sign my contract on Monday. I'm super excited to be teaching 2nd grade and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you! :D Just wanted to introduce myself to 2nd grade :love:
     
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  3. TamiJ

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    Hello! Congratulations on your new position. That's s exciting. When does your school year begin?
     
  4. Boopers

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    It starts August 22 :D
     
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    Great! Will this be your first teaching position, or are you just changing grades?
     
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    We start back on 8/8! Very early, but I will be happy to go back.
     
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    Congrats! Second grade is amazing!
     
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    Congrats! I am also a new second grade teacher :) Good luck!
     
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    As I said on the job thread, welcome to 2nd grade! Its a really fun age :) I see that you will be teaching LA and SS...do you switch with someone who teachers science and math?
     
  10. Boopers

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    I just graduated in May and it's my first job! The interview process and offer happened so quickly! I interviewed this past Wednesday and got the offer today :) I have been getting really discouraged because I didn't think I was going to find a job this year, but I did!

    The principal told me it would be team teaching so I would switch with someone who does Math/Science. I did my student teaching in a self-contained classroom so I'm excited to see how team teaching will work!
     
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    That's a neat experience, boopers! I love teaching all of the subjects, but I think being able to focus on just 2 will help you become an expert at them! Have you met your team teacher yet?
     
  12. Boopers

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    I have only met with the principal. The principal is going to be out of town next week, so I'm not sure when I'll be in contact with the rest of the team. Once I sign my contract on Monday I hope to get a lot more info! I don't even know when I can get into my classroom. I'd really like to see it so I can start setting it up.
     
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    Sounds interesting :) After you sign your contract just ask your principal about your room. That's what I did and she took me over immediately and let me look around. Also, try to get ahold of your teacher's editions so you can get familar with them before school starts! :)
     
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    Thanks for the advice! I'm excited to start preparing and getting everything in order. I'll probably have a mile long list of stuff I need to do before school starts. At least I have a month! I hope that's enough time haha :)
     
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    Yay! So after I sign my contract bright and early Monday morning I'm meeting my principal at the school to tour the school and see my classroom and get professional development books and anything else she wants to give me. I'm glad she was able to squeeze me in before going on vacation! I'm really looking forward to Monday! :)
     
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    That's great boopers! Keep us posted about your room and all!
     
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    Yay! Sounds perfect :) Congrats! And yes, keep us posted for sure!
     
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    Just got back from a busy and exciting day! I signed my contract this morning (yay!!!) and then went to the school to get some PD books and tour the school.

    I got to see my classroom and it is a nice big space, I'm very lucky. I have enough desks and chairs for 25 kids (that's above the class limit in TX) and three student computers as well as a teacher computer. There were some AWESOME book cases and shelving units as well as a nice dry erase easel. I also have a horseshoe table, which makes me soo happy.

    I've made a list of stuff that I need, mostly decor stuff. My room is SO boring with all the white walls so I need to spice things up!!!

    I can't get back into my room for at least another week, but I'll be shopping around to fill the empty walls and spaces.
     
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    2nd grade ROCKS! Good luck--I'm certain you'll love it!
     
  20. queenie

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    Yes! You will love second grade!! It's my favorite =)
     
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    Take advantage of those school sales while you still can!
     
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    Hey Boopers!

    I'm also a newly hired 2nd grade teacher in Texas - go us! Maybe we can bounce ideas off one another. Congrats!
     
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    I am signing my contract next Monday. I have no furniture in my room so I am very jealous. :whistle: I am bringing some rolling carts & drawers and 2 book selves with me. I hope when I get there on Monday I have student desks.
     
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    HOORAY!
    Bring your questions here all year!
     

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