Thursday, April 29, 2010


Sorry it's been so long since I posted! School/Work has been crazy busy. I'm not allowed to put up pictures of my students on my blog so I thought I would post some pictures of the classroom. This first picture is outside my classroom. Our classroom name is the penguins (given by the school) and so here is our first day of school bulletin board.

Our first unit is about sea life and so the kids made these jelly fish for one of our bulletin boards.

I decided to do a tree on one wall so that I only have to change it each season. I really hate bulletin boards and so this one is nice to know I only have to put up 4 times.

Here is my word wall. Every classroom has to have a word wall. We put up the words per level so slowly my word wall will become more filled.

Anyways we share our classroom with an immersion friend's club teacher and so the other 2 walls are hers.
Tomorrow (or tonight) I will post some pictures of the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) festival that we went to and from our bowling adventure last night.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Since Vacation...

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. Things have been crazy ever since I got back from Tokyo! The past week and a half have been work days and I have been getting to work early and leaving late so I could get my room set up and get prepared for Opening Ceremony Day.

Today was Opening Ceremony and we finally got to be with our own class. My kids are so cute! The day went pretty fast and I thought it went pretty well. It was only a half day and the parents stayed for the entire time. They were in meetings for part of it and then there was a 30 minute ceremony time. The other parts they were watching me "teach" aka play games and sing songs on the first day. After that I had to go to the dentist. Sunday night my crown broke when I was just sitting watching tv. I got the crown about a year ago and had to pay $600 for it. I went to the dentist on Monday and she told me that the crown wouldn't fit back on. To replace it will cost about $800 here. Which totally stinks!! I went back today to get part of it put on and I go back next Friday to finish it off. The dentist's here like to stretch out your appointments. I had to go by myself too which is kind of nerve racking to figure how to drive there and then communicate to them.

Anyways that's the only new stuff here. I will post pictures later of my class.