Winter "Break"

Friday, December 30, 2011
I thought it would be fun to Link up with Clutter-free Classroom's fun linky party! =)

What did I do over Christmas break? I thought about school... the ENTIRE time. 

     As a newly hired teacher I couldn't get my mind off school for a second. What should I do for morning work? How should I reorganize the room? What should I get rid of? Seriously, that was my brain all break. I even ran up to the school Christmas day. AHHH. What was I thinking?

     The POSITIVE of this is... I am LOVING every minute of it. As a May graduate, I waited 6 months for an opportunity, so when I landed this job in November I was SO stinking excited. I just made do and did as much as I could my first three weeks in there (I started after Thanksgiving), but this break has truly given me an opportunity to attempt to make the classroom my own. (As much as you can in a short amount of time.)

     I have also done A TON of blog stalking, baking, and I have even made a little extra money babysitting. =) Other than that I have loved lounging around the house. Favorite part? Sleeping in! =)

     School starts next Tuesday and I plan on spending a majority of my weekend in my classroom. Can't wait for my kiddos to come back and see some changes! =)


  1. Found you over at the linky party {I'll do mine tomorrow} and I'm a new follower. Congrats on the job!!!!! :)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  2. I just found your blog! I love all the bright colors! It is very cute! I am your newest follower!

  3. Good luck in the new year.It will be great. We're all here to help if you need us.

  4. Congratulations on the job! It's so exciting to read about new teachers!
    ❁Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  5. LOVE your cheerful and colorful!!! Congrats on your new job...and good luck! I am now following you!!!


  6. Congrats on the Job, wish I had found blogging my first year it's helped a lot! I am sure you've found lots of things to do with your new class!
    I'm a new follower - glad I found your blog!

  7. Congrats on your new job - I was exactly like that my first year too! I am your newest follower :)

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  8. Hey Ms. Smith ~ Wonderful news on the job, especially in this job market! I am now following you, thanks for following me ~ The Other Mrs. Smith!!!
    Happy New Year,
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith’s Pinterest Boards!

  9. Congratulations on your new job! You are so LUCKY that you have found the blogging world early in your career! There are so many awesome blogs out there... If you need any advice, just ask... You'll be amazed at the reponses you'll get. Don't forget to have fun!
    First Grade Delight

  10. Congrats on the new job! Here is the link to more about my classroom library:

    Queen of the First Grade Jungle

  11. Many congrats on your new job. Blogging has changed my teaching world. Wish it was around when I started teaching!

    Yearn to Learn Blog