Thursday, July 24, 2014

Coming to you from the Pacific Northwest!

I made it to Washington and am now officially a Washington teacher blogger...although I've only been here for about a week now.

The best part is....

I have a job!

I am still teaching 4th grade!

I am thrilled!  As I toured my new building and started talking to my new teacher team and coworkers, I found out that I have a lot to learn.  After spending about a week laying low, running in-town errands, and figuring out my way around (just a little...), I am just starting to actually think about school.  And get a bit overwhelmed. 

I broke out my brand new Erin Condren teacher planner and started writing out the school calendar and schedules.  I still have about a week before I really need to buckle down and be at school consistently in order to be ready.  Being new again is an odd feeling!

Our school uses the Leader in Me approach school wide, so I am starting with some reading.  We've had a couple rainy days in July plus I don't know anyone here, so I've had plenty of time for studying.  

Anyone have any tips or ideas for incorporating the Leader in Me in my daily instruction?  I'd love to hear about your experiences.



  1. Hi there!
    As a fellow Washington teacher/blogger, I'd like to say "welcome!" :) I moved out to the Pacific Northwest a year ago and absolutely love it! I'm just outside of Seattle, on the eastern side Lake Washington. There's so much to do and explore here - and don't worry, it doesn't really rain ALL the time :) We've been impressed with how beautiful it is here - and the summers are GLORIOUS!

    Enjoy looking around :)

    Joy in the Journey