New Teacher In-service was held today for all teachers new to my school. It was fantastic to finally get to meet a few of the students at the school, albeit none of them from my biotech program. The two students who gave our group the tour of the building were so professional and committed to doing a good job!
Let’s see….I also got into my classroom for the first time today and had the chance to start looking through the files and cabinets with materials that the previous teacher left behind. I wanted to find the curriculum files today but I didn’t get to that before my mentor teacher found me and started sharing her WEALTH of info with me. She gave me lots of words of wisdom today and is going to help me get my room in shape for the first day of school. I’m glad she’s an experienced mentor who seems to relish the role.
The sadder part of today was that I was told the the really cheerful department head that i just LOVED in the interview has resigned. That was really disappointing news but I’m glad she was there for the dinner the Principal held for us at the end of the day. It sounds like she’s be around for a few weeks while they find her replacement so I’ll just enjoy her while we got her!
I’m totally exhausted from the day so more to come after I get some good sleep!