Tiny Teacher

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Jul 08 2013

First day of teaching!!



I feel so truly blessed (“Too blessed to be stressed”) that I know such wonderful people, who I dearly miss, that are not only showing me tons of love on social media – thanks y’all, you know I love it – but who sent me the sweetest wishes last night, calming words, and awesome vibes to enhance my first day of teaching.  I appreciate you all so much!

I am so excited and happy to report that I am back from my first day of teaching! I was placed in entering 3rd grade math for the summer at P.S. 86 in the Bronx neighborhood of Kingsbridge Heights. Our students are so wonderful. While I won’t have a sense of their math abilities until I work my way through their math isats (can’t believe that diagnostic was really 20+ pages!), I do know that they are really sweet, respectful, and caring. The school culture at P.S. 86 definitely provides a warm and loving environment to the students and I can’t help but think back to my own elementary school P.S. 149 in Queens where my teachers did the same for me.

Two highlights in bullet form because I have to make some posters for tomorrow:

    • I printed out all my worksheets, assignments, exit tickets, etc etc on SUNDAY morning for the whole week because I have a lot of institute prior knowledge and have received so many awesome tips from the many institute experts in my life. #sanity

My kids will be swagged up with TFA folders!

    • How much do I love ops teams? I don’t think enough words exist. Thank you OCs for making us adorable survival kits, for giving me an orange creamsicle when I got back from school, and for literally rolling out a red carpet for us to walk down on the way home.

New Teacher Survival Kit - I'm imagining the qty of shift model hours that made this possible




Red carpet! Imagine a world where teachers are always greeted this way.

With that I leave you with of course the promise that I’ll try to update this blog on a more regular basis :)





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