Monday, January 14, 2013


I suppose it is time to begin updating this blog. In October I finished up my student teaching in 1st grade. That same month I finished up my college courses and in November I began a long-term sub job in the 3rd grade. I definitely learned a lot during that long-term sub job. It was my first time being in a 3rd grade classroom. I loved those 3rd graders but I do not think 3rd grade is the grade for me. I missed the little ones too much! I'd pass by kindergartners and 1st graders walking in the hallway and I would think AWWWW I MISS YOU. I went out of my way to talk to them just to hear those little voices. I missed it so much!

After graduating and finishing up that sub job, I'm sort of stuck in the in-between. Other sub jobs are starting to come in and although they are day to day and not long-term, I am still excited. This Wednesday I have a job in a 1st grade classroom in a school I have not been to but is supposed to be excellent. I can't wait to be back in a classroom with a group of firsties. 1st grade is definitely my favorite grade to teach so my fingers are crossed that a 1st grade teacher is retiring or moving or something! However I'm going to enjoy getting to experience other schools and classrooms. This will let me decide what schools I'd love to work at and what schools I should avoid.

As soon as I get a teaching job I plan on creating things to share with all you other bloggers. So many of you have given me such great ideas to use during my student-teaching and long-term sub job! I want to be able to give back to you! Not saying my stuff will be amazing...I'm not sure how some of you create such cutesy stuff. But I hope that at least 1 or 2 of you will find my resources valuable!


  1. Hi Natalie! I agree with you that Firsties are the BEST!!! This is my 13th year in 1st and I cannot imagine teaching any other grade...and Lord willing I won't have to. =)

    I subbed for half a year and learned more doing that than any other college class. I found so many wonderful ideas...and lots of good classroom management tricks. I know you will have wonderful things to share with all of us. =)

    I am happy to be your 1st official follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

  2. Hi there! I'm your newest follower! What is the outlook for getting a teaching job in your area? It been very bad here in California, but seems to be getting a little better. Good luck! :)
    Justin Knight- Writing Pad Dad
    Writing Pad Dad Blog

    1. Thank you! I've heard of a few teaching jobs here and there but the district I want to work in starts posting job openings at the end of April -- so I'll know more pretty soon! :)