Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Friday, July 29, 2005

100 mph

So I officially begin my first teaching job on Monday. I have never had so many emotions running through me in my entire life!

At our first staff meeting the other day we were asked to create a metaphor for ourselves. I likened myself to a 2005 Mitsubishi Spider Eclipse - driving 100 miles per hour, top down, wind through my hair and having no control over how fast I am driving. So what do I do? Smile, let the bugs hit my teeth and just keep on going!!! The thing is, I DO feel exactly like that. I have (as well as the rest of the staff) so much going on to get ready for the school year that I feel like I am on the wildest ride of my life. It is an incredible feeling.

This weekend, Chris and I are having an arts and crafts weekend. ( Yes, you did read that correctly!) I don't have very much of anything to decorate and fill my room with, so we're going to make stuff! Chris is so sweet and gets excited to help me with this kind of stuff. On the list of crafts:
1 - 3-D atom to hang from the ceiling for the chemistry unit
2 - various signs depicting the stages of the scientific process
3 - fun quotes that I found to inspire comfort, safety and learning in my classroom
4 - apparatus to hang my MSU flag (of course!)

Just some ideas...if you know of any good sales at any nationwide stores that sell artsy supplies, let me know!

I can't believe that my dream is coming true. When did I become a grown-up?


Angie said...

Hey guys! Sorry it's been awhile since I posted, but I do read it everyday! Love all the comments! I have to say I'm jealous that u have a Super Target! I just happen to stop into a Super WalMart and that was pretty amazing! I would check that out for supplies Meg. Great prices! Miss u guys soooo much!

Julia Reynolds said...

Good luck on your first day of teaching! I remember that day forever from my own experience! (And don't worry if you can't sleep tonight. Teachers with 30 years of experience will often say that it is always difficult to sleep well on the night before school starts due to the excitement, unknown, etc.)

I will be thinking of you!

Mom said...

Meggie, It's so exciting to hear about all you're doing! We're really proud, and your students will be SO lucky to have you!

MARY said...

I hope Chris remembers to take your picture on the first day of school! It will bring back memories of those butterflies in your tummy. New shoes, carefully selected outfit, fresh supplies, nicely styled hair.... some things never change. Good luck, hon.

cyndi & lee said...

Good luck tomorrow! We know you'll do great and everyone will LOVE you!

Anonymous said...

teachers enable tomorrow! please do a good job. and MSU is...(for us random readers...) Michigan State or Mississippi State or something else.

yip yip

DD said...

Good luck today!! I know the kids are very lucky to have you! Only thing I can think of tohelp in the room is a Bronco Flagv and a picture of John Elway - did Chris just write this?