I am joining Ashley from Fierce in Fourth for her First Day Jitters blog hop. Three things that I am nervous about for this school year are:
1. New school – I should be used to being the new teacher on campus because this will be my 7th school in 8 years of teaching, but I am still nervous about getting used to a new school, staff, and school culture. I also found out that the other third grade teacher will be a new hire as well since the original teacher has decided to move and go back to grad school.
2. Montessori – My new school is a public Montessori, and I have no official training in the Montessori methods. I have been reading up as much as I can this summer, but I still do not feel prepared for this new learning model. I am excited to see how the students learn through the different methods.
3. Common Core – Our school is implementing the Common Core standards a year earlier than the rest of the state, so we will not be attending any district training until next year. I am so thankful to all the teachers who have posted their Common Core resources on TpT. They will be a lifesaver during this first year.