Wednesday, March 12, 2014

First Year Teacher {Wednesday WOW}

Long time, no blog.  I'm in the middle of some crazy testing, and I'm not teaching right now (I have a student teacher).  This combination has made for a lack of blogging.  I'm planning to be back this weekend with some new stuff!  Today I'm linking up with Curious Firsties to share a little WOW from my life.

I currently have student teacher in my room.  She is my "Wow".  She plans great lessons for my kiddos, she keeps them engaged and enjoys them as much as I do.  I'm very sad to see her go in about a month.  I'm hoping to share some of her ideas with you on here soon.  She also shares my love for TpT, Pinterest and finding a good deal.  We get along really well!

Today she asked me for my "must have" list of supplies/materials/"stuff" for a first year teacher.  Please leave a comment letting me know what a first year teacher can't live without.  It could be a supply, a classroom must have, a book that you love to share with your students, or any other first year teacher needs.  Thanks in advance for your help!  See you back here soon!


  1. What a wonderful question!! I have been sitting here thinking and thinking. A tired brain is not helpful. I couldn't live without my containers that organize all of my guided reading materials. That has been a constant in all the years I have taught.

  2. Thanks, Em! I agree...organizational materials are definitely a biggie.


  3. I agree - great question! I would say, Expo markers and colorful pens for grading - lol. Really, I like any little thing that puts a smile on my face. Also, books - like "catching readers before they fall" or "reading with meaning." Hope the rest of her student teaching goes well.

    1. Thanks, Sara! I didn't think of a professional book. I'm heading to Staples tomorrow to use a coupon on fun pens :).