Thursday, July 21, 2011

Back with my Work Family

Now there's a happy worker!! I have always felt really lucky to be a teacher. It's challenging at times, but probably the most rewarding career I could have chosen. I love working with kids and witnessing their growth and progress. I love my grade level team and my school!!
Today was our first big faculty meeting. This school is huge; I'm pretty sure we still have over 1,000 elementary kids. There are over 40 teachers and half of them I consider as near as family. It felt so good to be "home" again. I've been away for 3 years and haven't been able to stop smiling as I walk these halls and talk with these teachers and parents again.
I haven't worked with this principal before, but so far I am amazed and impressed with how she manages, motivates and leads. There was a table set for each grade level with a quote on a pendant. Our district has been in existence for 100 years, so our school theme is "a new century of champions" and you can see the sports theme throughout the decorations. Wrapped neatly for each teacher is a baseball shirt with our school's name on the front and our own last name across the back. We also have our grade number "03" for third grade on the shirt. These shirts will be worn every Friday by all the teachers for spirit day. (I LOVE the idea of a uniform for teachers, LOL, because I'm not a shopper or a clothes horse)
We also received the book "Teach Like a Champion" I studied this last year and LOVE it!! You can also see peanuts and cracker jacks in the middle of the table.

1 comment:

  1. That looks like the perfect welcome back get together. I love all the details and I LOVE that first picture. So pretty! Can't wait to hear all about your first day back on Tuesday :)