I had a busy day at my new school today. I met two teachers I’ll be working with, the 3/4 teacher and the other new Grade 5 teachers. Both seem great and I know that all that I’ve heard about how supportive this staff is will turn out to be true. I also had a great conversation with our principal. Turns out he grew up in the same area as my dad and probably knows some relatives. My preliminary class list and schedule look great. Getting very excited to meet my new class.
A new classroom is like a blank slate; it’s very difficult at first to decide where to start and what to do with it. In Intensive French we are encouraged to populate our walls with student work, more than store bought posters so I resisted the urge to buy a lot of posters. I found a few I wanted though, one of the Canadian anthem in French that I thought was important to have for instance.
I also set up my Birthday bulletin board with stuff I found at a dollar store in Tracadie-Sheila.