Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Blog Hoppin' Around!

I am joining my very first Blog Hop with Fierce in Fourth and I'm so excited!

This Blog Hop is based on the book we all know and love First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg.

 First Day Jitters

When you join the blog hop all she asks is that you post three things your may be "jittery" about this school year! That's it! So here are my three things...

  1.  I always get jittery about meeting my new Buckaroos at Open House. What the kids and parents probably don't realize is that I'm just as anxious and excited about the upcoming school year as they are! No matter how many years I've been teaching, I still have those butterflies!
  2. I'm hosting a student teacher this year. This is not my first, she is actually my third, but I always want to make sure my student teachers are well taken care of, get great "on the job" training and feel like they have the confidence to plan lessons aligned to Common Core and State Standards and do all the things teachers do to be a successful teacher when they leave my classroom! Tips and tricks welcome.
  3. I am going out on maternity leave after Thanksgiving and this is my first child so there are lots of new experiences coming my way! I am super excited about meeting my daughter, but have never been out of my classroom that long! My sub is awesome, so I really have nothing to worry about! However, I dread those maternity leave lesson plans!! Any tips?

I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop and decide to link up!

Here is the Blog Hop!

Holly Kaczmarek


  1. I'm hosting my very first intern. I wish I could give you advice for having a long term sub but I haven't experienced it yet.

    1. Let me know if you need any help with your intern! :)

  2. Hi...I just found your blog through the First Day Jitters Blog Hop and am now a follower. I'd love for you to visit back and enter my giveaway.

  3. First Day Jitters is such an amazing book. I love how all us teachers get them like crazy before school starts. I nominated you for a blog award, so come on over to my blog to get it.

    Mrs. W

    1. Thanks for stopping by, becoming a follower and nominating me for an award! I am your newest follower too! Be on the lookout for a shout out on my blog.