Sunday, June 10, 2012

Let Me Explain..

First, our student's last day was on Friday!! Woo hoo! I am 2 1/2 days away from having completed my second year of teaching! I love the last day. The "send off" is always a perfect closing to the end of the year. Maybe your school does this too. All of the teachers & staff stay on the bus platform and wave as the school busses lay on their horns all the way out of the parking lot. It's too cute, I love it!


Okay..now on to business. I hinted with a photo about the upcoming changes coming my way. Yes, I will be teaching students with autism, which I have done in the past, however, this is going to be much different. Our Early Childhood Program is set up so that students come either 2 1/2 days, 3 1/2 days, 4 1/2 days, or 4 full days. It all depends on their needs. Next year I am going to be the teacher for the 4 full day classroom. I will be meeting the needs of the students in our program with autism or severe disabilities. I will have less students, but, much more involved students. I will still be teaching 3 & 4 year olds. I am excited about this new adventure, but nervous, because, well, it's NEW! I've already received lots of positive comments on my first post, but I am more than open to any success stories, or suggestions to try in the classroom that have worked for you! 

I hope you still plan on sticking around this blog even though my "student population" is changing. I hope to still be offering just as many great teaching resources!

17 comments:

YearntoLearn said...

Good luck and congrats on your new adventure.


Yearn to Learn Blog

Kristin said...

Wow! I truly admire you! It takes a very special teacher to do what you are going to do. I look forward to hearing all about it!!!

Tonya said...

YEAH! Good luck with your new position! You will be great!

Tonya
Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

Allyson Butler said...

What an exciting new chapter! I am really looking forward to reading about it, and I know you'll do great!

miss macri said...

the very first school I worked at did the send off on the last day - I loved it! However, now my district has completely cut off funding for bussing, other than special ed bussing, so this tradition is gone, for the time being at least! Congrats on summer break and finishing year two - I have a minimum day on monday and then I'm free too!!!

Ashley said...

Wow! I know you will do great next year. Best wishes on your new adventure!

Ashley

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Congrats on the new and exciting position!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Tricia said...

Our send off on the last day looks the same way. Except this year one bus had to stop to let a little guy off because he had to go to the bathroom.
Tricia
Queen with Class

Jill said...

I love working with children with autism. I have only worked with them in a regular Ed situation but I loved everyone I have taught. How lucky you are to get to spend time with such special little ones. Good luck, I am envious.

Jill
Bubbalulu.blogspot.com. Tales from second

Laura said...

Congratulations to you! What an awesome opportunity! I can't wait to hear about it!

Laura
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Lisa R. said...

Congratulations & good luck on your new endeavor!! I look forward to following along as you tell us how it is going. :)

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Congratulations and good luck! Of course we're sticking around!!!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Mrs. Shelton said...

I think it is awesome what you are doing! I will stay around and read....I love your blog!

BTW...we do a kick line and wave as the students leave on the last day. The bus drivers honk as they go by too! It's a tradition.

Sarah
Kindergarten Korner

M.E. Hall said...

I love your waving goodbye picture! Too cute! My school has a similar goodbye strategy called 'memory mile" where we let all the 6th and 7th graders out first and then all the teacher line up and say good bye to the 8th graders as they leave for the last time!

Rhoda said...

We don't have this tradition (high school), but I should come up with some tradition for the students who leave my classroom. I started a "note-giving" tradition with my seniors and they responded so well to it! Congrats on finishing your year and can't wait to see the next part of your journey!

kingsqueen said...

I am a teacher in a full day, 5 days a week co-teach Pre-K room, with gen. ed and spec. ed students. We have had children with varying degrees of severity. If you ever have questions, feel free to ask!! Would love to help1

Mrs. L. Jordan said...

Congrats on finishing your second year. Best wishes for a wonderful new year. I am a new follower and can't wait to read more of your posts.
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