My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

August 4, 2015

New beginnings #SOL15

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I made a decision this winter to pursue a reading position.  To get back to my passion, and to work as a resource teacher again.  I started sending out resumes and writing essays, and I started to feel lighter and excited.

I went on a good amount of interviews.  While I was nervous, I also felt content.  I love to talk about books and reading.  I feel confident about working with teachers to help grow their craft.  I know in my heart that a resource room is my comfort zone.

Then I was offered a job.  I agreed to work at a school far from my other district.  Away from my friends and students who I've worked with for twelve years.

How am I feeling?  A mix of excitement and nervousness.  I have a million questions and thousands of ideas.  I'm sorting my books and making notes and getting excited.

I've got my friends, Michelle and Karen on Voxer, so I'll have my literacy support system at my fingertips.  I also have my PLN on Twitter and all the slicers. (right!?)

I can't wait to get started this year!

From Crazypaperfreak


  1. I think your feelings are normal and wish you the best of luck. I like the ending of your sketch - magic beginnings. Enjoy it.

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    1. It will be so interesting to be the newbie! Thank you!

  3. Good luck in your new position. I love the phrase, trust the magic beginnings! Here's to a fabulous beginning and time to make new friends.

    1. Thank you Ramona! Where there are books and readers, there will be magic!

  4. Chris, you will do a wonderful job at your new position. Yes, it's scary, but look at all the opportunities that are opening up to you. Hugs & prayers being sent your way.

    1. Thank you so much Judy! It was great to see you in July. I feel the strength you send!

  5. Yes, MaGiC beginnings!!! It's going to be magical for sure! Excited for you in so many ways, but sad not to share all the love of reading under the same roof. We are only a text, email, voxer message away ... or emergency pie night any time! :)