Saturday, September 21, 2013

New School Year, New School!

Well, I have had a VERY busy July, August, and September! Very late in July my husband was offered a job as the band director of a much bigger school in a MUCH bigger area in Durham, NC! I got lucky that there was still positions open and I was able to interview - and get new shoes, as I drove the almost 3 hours and realized I was wearing flip flops for driving and had forgotten to grab my cute wedges for my interview! - and I was offered the kindergarten position that very day! Yay! :)
It's a beautiful school - only 8 years old! 
So I am now a Creekside Eagle! (Before, I was a Petersburg Eaglet!)

So there we were, in August, no where to live yet and 2 new jobs. We stayed with a friend for the first week of school! Thank you Nick and Allison! (There's another cute story - my husband is friends with Nick, the fellow band director and I went to school with Allison! Makes you realize how small the world is!)

Now we are in our new apartment - I'll tell you one thing, it's hard to go from a house to an apartment  We have a house worth of stuff and now we have an apartment and a storage unit!

I miss my friends from Petersburg, but we are keeping in touch via facebook. We had a great time at one last lunch together in August before school started back. 

So, now I'm making new friends at work, I've already met more neighbors than I did in 4 years in SC! I guess apartment people are different than neighborhood people! :)

An exciting part of being in a new school is that I am in a new classroom - that means I get to decorate/set up a whole new area for teaching new kinders! 

Here is our hallway display:
Green and Yellow Creekside Eagles!
Dramatic Play Area

Birthday Wall 

First week books 

Calendar and Weather Panda (my class named him King Fu Panda Bear!) 

Student work display area 

My Pete the Cat display

 Teacher's Desk

Student Journals and reading Center shelf 

Reading buddies 

Computer Center

Puzzles area

Writing and Math center shelves and work cubbies 

Play-doh, cars, blocks 

My small group area 

My class pictures 

A few photos of my kiddos!

Batman is in my class! :) 




Letter Writing!