Okay so I was post like mad all these great ideas before school started. I was very excited about the new school year. What I wasn't telling you was that I had also applied for several jobs from my original home in Maine, that is 1,000 miles from Maine. School started in North Carolina on the 17th for teachers workshop days. I found out on the 16th that I got a position in Maine. So, anyways... I packed up all of my things on the 17th, we pack our apartment that weekend and left on Monday to get there on Wednesday... Thursday the 23rd I had teacher meeting for South Portland, Maine all day. So, needless to say it has been one heck of an adventure. And to make it even more crazier I signed up for a certificate program (literacy).
So, after the first few weeks of tears everyday, I am finally settling in. I am glad to be so much closer to my families, although it is SO cold here!
I am still teaching fifth grade, just in Maine. There are somethings the same... but so much is different. My classroom is smaller and I only have 15 student which is exciting! Here are my before and after pictures of my classroom.