It's time to share some advice for new teachers. Well, I'm still pretty "fresh" myself with only one year of experience under my belt, but I've already picked up on a few things to share! And, remember for myself this year!
1. Some days, you just gotta, LEAVE.IT.AT.SCHOOL! I can't tell you the number of days I've come home so frustrated from my work day, but there are some days you just gotta leave it all at the door & NOT bring it home with you.
2. Start routines and behavior management from day 1 and stay firm with your expectations. If 3 & 4yr olds can do it, your guys can do! :)
3. Make your classroom FUN and HAVE FUN! If you enjoy being in your classroom & enjoy the activities you plan, your students will enjoy them more too!
4. Advocate for what's best for your students! You know them. Speak up.
5. Give yourself a
break lunch break. Not just a break, but a lunch break too. I often find myself eating my lunch AFTER school, rather than when I was suppose to eat because I'm always running around doing something else!
I hope you find these things helpful for your school year! I know I'm always reminding myself of them! :) Now I'm off to go work on my classroom some more. I'll have picture updates for tomorrow!