Friday, May 4, 2012

Me. Me Me. More me.

I was going to apologize for my absence, but you all understand. End of the year craziness. I have 25 days left. I'm super jealous of those of you who have made it to the single digits. Jeallllll.

Linking up with Farley! Go link up, especially if you've never done it. It's fun. Peeeer pressure.

Like many of you, I was told where I'd be next year! I'm team teaching with my friend, still in 3rd grade. We are so excited. Probably too excited. Like, we're probably going to get on peoples' nerves because we're so excited. 

And we just can't hide it. 

We may or may not have embraced in the hallway. 

Out of curiosity, how does that work at your school? Do you have any say where you get moved? Does your administration talk to you/ask for your thoughts before you get your assignment on paper, or do people get surprised? I've read on other blogs that grade levels get asked for volunteers to move before they choose someone. [That doesn't happen here.] One of my good friends was shocked when she saw a completely different grade level on her paper. Just curious how other schools do it. 

I'm honestly just thankful I have a job. Six teachers are getting cut [among other things]. I'm only in my third year, so before they threw out that number, I was a little worried. And six doesn't seem like a lot compared to numbers in the hundreds that I see in the news. My school district is tiny.

Sorry for the all about me post. That shall be my title. ME. And I got nothing for ya at the moment. Don't hold it against me.


  1. Hey, everyone needs a ME post every once in a while. ;) Team teaching is so fun. I'd love to do it again! In our building, we complete forms each April to give our choices for the following year. Usually changes are made based on the forms, but it doesn't always work out. When teachers don't volunteer, moves are often made by experience. When our principal first started (before me) she moved everyone around to mix things up though.

    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

  2. We have 27 days left, so I'm right there with you!
    Our principal is good about talking to the teachers personally and getting their input before moving. We're a very small school system too, so I think that makes it easier sometimes. I'm a new follower!

  3. I'm new to my school this year, so I'm still figuring it all out. Our principal put out a call for anyone who was interested in teaching another grade level, and from there she's making decisions based on what she thinks. As far as I know, it's not especially seniority based, but it seems like it is in a lot of places!

    Still not sure how she announces it, since she hasn't yet (said she would know more after yesterday- whatever that means!)... but knowing her, I'd guess that she meets privately with anyone who's moving and then sends out an email to let the world know. We'll see if I'm right (hopefully soon- I'm dying to know!)

    I can't wait to hear how team teaching goes for you!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  4. I too think we should be able to cut in line...but it is Starbucks for me:) I have 21 days and it could not go any faster! About principal asks us about it first!

    and btw...I LOVE your blog! I teach 3rd too! Come check out mine at


  5. Having fun reading your blog this afternoon! I think you would be a great addition to my linky party, Make a Difference Mondays. Check it out and link up if you have an idea! :) Maria

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the freebie and your so lucky to know where you'll b next year! We still have not heard where we will be in my district but I hope they keep me in third! I am your newest follower as well.


  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! Just awarded you the Lovely Blog Award on my blog. Come check it out!

    Tangled with Teaching

  8. Love your blog! At my school, we always know that we are returning to the same grade level and room for the most part. when there is an opening, we are asked if we're interested in moving. Only when no one comes forward will they make a teacher switch. Usually someone does comes forward without it being involuntary. I can't imagine having to wait around each year to find out if you're changing grade levels and rooms!

    PS: I'm your newest follower!