Monday, 25 January 2010

Anticipation

I realised last week that I've never posted about the fact that I have a teaching job for this year. In October last year amongst the rush of exams and assignments, I had an interview and was offered a job at the school I went to for my second teaching placement. I was really pleased to have gotten a job at that school because I'd enjoyed my time there immensely and was impressed by the facilities and the supportive staff. My contract has been signed, my teacher registration finalised as of last week, and in about eight days I'll be introducing myself to my first class of year three children. I'm really excited and scared stiff at the same time. It's finally almost here - what I studied for so hard last year!

Last week I spent most days in my classroom (I love saying "my classroom"), setting up wall displays and deciding where the furniture will go. I thought the reading corner looked a little tired and needed jazzing up a bit, so I made some new floor-cushion covers with denim and some bright fabric from my stash.

floor cushions for my classroom :)

Much nicer I think! This week's jobs are to finalise my planning so I'll be well-prepared on my first day and have no excuse to be nervous.

15 comments:

Jessicah said...

Congrats! Well done on scoring the job you wanted! I hope my kids have teachers as passionate, enthusiastic and creative as you. All the best for your first day!

Megan said...

Hi Louise, I can imagine your classroom will look stunning. I've been a primary school teacher for about 9 years (with a break at the mo for motherhood) teaching mainly year 3 and 4 and I remember how much fun it was setting up my classroom at the start of the year- I even put fairy lights around the whiteboard which looked really neat! Good luck with your first day, I really enjoy reading your blog and thanks again for the cute bib, Megan

sewfunky said...

That is awesome news... :)

gabrielle said...

how exciting, good luck with your new job and love the cushions

Alice Leonard said...

Congrats, Louise, hope it all gets off to a really good start for you!
Do you use rescue remedy? When I've got a big talk the next day, I always take some rescue remedy to help me sleep - and then again before the actual event if I'm getting nervous. It's good stuff!

Rhiannon said...

ooh exciting! and what lucky kiddos, those cushions are gorgeous and they are so lucky to have such a lovely and creative teacher!

Libby said...

Hey that's awesome and I agree with the first poster - I hope my daughters new teacher this yr is as creative & keen as you are. All the best for your first year teaching - hope you still get time to craft!

One of the Big S's and Mama to the little S's said...

Congratulations on your new vocation and the job in a place where you enjoyed placement so much. Fabulous news.

All the best for next week. I'm sure you'll be fabulous and those littlies will love having you as their teacher. Lucky them!

Mary Nanna said...

best of luck for your first teaching year .. now as a teacher of 14 years before I stopped to have a family I can't help but give you two pieces of advice:

-people first, learning second
-the first year is really exhausting, give yourself lots of treats!

I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job, I hope you have lots of fun with your new students.

Ange said...

Oh hurrah for you!! Wicked!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations and good luck for your first day! The cushions look great!

Lyndyloo said...

Congratulations Louise on the job and your cushions look beautiful. Good luck for your first day at school!

greenvalleycrafts said...

Love the spotty cushion!

crochet with Raymond said...

Hi there!
I'm a fellow blogger from wellington and am excited to meet someone from the same city!!! I'm used to UK blogs which are lovely too! Also... I gether you're vegan too, so that, wellington, and a passion fro crafts we have in common! Hope your teaching is going well... seems like it could be keeping you busy!

Sandra Gomes said...

I just want to tell you that I found your blog when I was searching for some granny square hot water bottle and it is a great blog.You do amazing things and you live in a country I wouuuuld love to visit!!! This pillows are very nice. I love the colours and the way you used the fabrics.Congrats!