Sunday, August 24, 2008


To say the very least, I was EXTREMELY nervous about starting my job at Central.  However, I have been reminded EVERY day about how great God's blessings are.  It has been such a smooth transition for me.  I love my department, I love my administration, and I love (well, at least like) my students.... mostly. : )

The day before classes began, I found out I would no longer be teaching Business English- just 5 sections of English III.  My "duty" is to be the "Yearbook Advisor."  Basically, what this means is that I will proof the yearbook & help out as needed/as I want without having the full responsibility.  I LOVE it.  The yearbook teacher/sponsor is amazing and I think the yearbook will be incredible. I'm glad I get to be a part of it.

I'm still not "back in the routine"... I come home SO exhausted. I'm not used to the whole "wake up at 5:30" thing yet.  I miss my friends at Zachary SO much, but I know that I am right where God wants me to be.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Finished Classroom


HUGE thanks to my Mom, Dad, Grandmother, sister, Maw Maw and Paw Paw (for keeping Parker), and the CHS volleyball team (especially Coach Michelle and Coach Blanchard) for all of their help today! We finally got yearbooks, computers, etc. moved out and my classroom organized how I want it! Here are my "final product" pictures...

Make-up work board next to the door

Side wall

a view of the room from the door... note that cabinets are moved, desks are organized, and THERE ARE NO YEARBOOKS!

My "movie posters" from Erica... hard to see them, but they are for The Crucible, The Scarlet Letter, and A Raisin in the Sun.


My desk.. now in the front corner of the room

My rules/consequences... I prefer "Expectations" and "Alternatives"

Friday, August 1, 2008

A few "in progress" pics...

(Please note that the stacks of books are actually two deep.)

Everything in the bottom half of this cabinet is to be thrown away. Yes, there was that much useless material in here!! (I'm pretty sure the scanner & printer in top shelf are trash-able too!)



(above)I swapped out the Farm Animal border for my books... they actually run the length of the chalkboard. And of course, my favorite poster in my classroom.... the "Warning" sign!
(below) This board is directly to the right of my chalkboards (which I still plan to replace with dry-erase boards eventually). I will post sports team schedules, announcements, etc. on this one.



This board has different words that are "themes" of American literature and American history as a whole... here's a close-up of a few. Others include: bravery, honor, freedom, struggle, non-conformists, education...

This is the panel directly to the left of the big "American Dream" bulletin board.