Saturday, September 8, 2012

Classroom Update

Thank you for all of your well wishes! At 1:45pm yesterday, I got the call! Thank goodness! Luckily, there were two jobs I could choose from and I happily chose grade 3 at a lovely little school. The school is the furthest school from my home and my commute will be a long one, but I am thrilled to be teaching grade 3 and I love the new classroom space.

The staff at my "old" school, stayed and helped me load my classroom stuff into vehicles. We took 4 vehicles, caravan style, and made our way North, to the new school.

As I met with the new Principal, my friends; Jane, Helen, Belinda, Jane's hubby Brian and my father in-law Glen, moved all my boxes into my new space and began papering the walls. I won't lie, the room I moved into had a LOT of mess STUFF in there...so much purging involved before my boxes could be unpacked. My hubby had to work late but showed up at 7pm with pizza and pop! Hooray!

I got back from my brief meeting with my new principal (who seems lovely by the way) and my room was already beginning to take shape. Wow, I thought to myself...I have some wonderful pals...

We arrived at the school at 3pm and left at 10pm last night. Yikes! I went right to bed last night, I was EXHAUSTED. I am going in today to continue the set up. Foolishly, I did not take the "before" photos of the room...but I will take photos when the room is complete. I have a lot of work to finish today including lesson planning for next week.

Grade 3! My favourite grade! The furthest school from my home (a 40 minute drive), a lovely little school...fantastic friends, change can be good...and overwhelming, and exciting, and sad, and wonderful...

Thank you for reading and for your support! Enjoy your weekend. You may not see any cards from me in the next little bit...but once my world has settled once again, I will be back with a vengeance...

24 comments:

  1. Oh my word, bless your heart! What an unexpected unheaval in your life. Sending best wishes and thoughts that all will work out and that this will be a positive change in your life. ;-)

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  2. Happy for your good news Lesley!

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  3. I knew it!!! I hope you are very happy in your new school! I know they are so lucky to have you. Have a fabulous school year! ♥

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  4. Nothings is better than good friends :) Cheers to a great year ahead!!

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  5. Congrats on your new classroom. Good Luck on your new adventure.

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  6. That is great news and you never really know how wonderful your friends are until moments like this.

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  7. Things happen for a reason, and in spite of the disappointment yesterday, tomorrow is looking much better already! Best wishes with your new school and classroom! You have some wonderful friends and familiy :)

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  8. Yea! Have a great year! Many years retired from teaching, I still get a yen to "create" a classroom at this time of year. Congrats to you and your friends and family.

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  9. You just take all the time you need, Lesley. I'm so happy for you to have gotten a call so quickly and that you were given your favorite grade!! I'm sorry about the commute, but it sounds like it will balance out. I will make you tapes for the car of made-up stories that sound like they might be true. I'm in the third grade too, you know! Take care!

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  10. Congrats and good luck for the coming year!

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  11. OH you are so right Change can be and is good. Sound lovely. My drive was 45 min and it was a beautiful drive through the country. I listed to a lot of books on tap. I really enjoyed that part. Have a wonderful week!

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  12. Good friends make every transition easier! Best wishes for a phenom year!

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  13. Best wishes to you in your new endeavor. Yes, change can be good. Enjoy those third graders!

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  14. I'm happy to read Lesley that you did get a classroom - and your favorite grade to boot! There are blessings in everything even when it doesn't seem so at first. Cograts!

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  15. Yeah!! So happy for you Lesley!!

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  16. What a nightmare, Lesley! I'm glad everything has worked out well and that you have so many to help you out. I'll bet those kids are as glad to have you as your teacher as you are to be in their classroom!

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  17. Yay! So happy I didn't have wait long to hear your happy news! What wonderful friends you have! Amazing! Does the heart good Lesley!

    I know you are a bottle of nerves and things are crazy, but keep insight those little minds who need someone wonderful like you, and that is ALL THAT MATTERS AT THE END OF THE DAY!!!! You are their blessing and they will enrich your life as well!

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  18. don't thank us, we need to be extremely grateful to all the educators who work with our children. It is often a thankless job but most of us know that we'd be lost without you.

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  19. Woo hoo ... so happy for you!
    All the very best for the upcoming year!

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  20. Lesley, sounds exciting and nerve-wracking all-in-one. Good luck with your new venture!

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  21. Well, I am happy you have a job after all, Lesley. :) I do believe a window was opened for you by a higher hand, and He knows it is right for you. :) Good luck, my friend!

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  22. Lesley, so glad to hear the great news and hope you get settled in beautifully!! How exciting for you to teach your favorite grade!!

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  23. I'm happy to hear you have a grade you enjoy, a new classroom, terrific friends to help with the move and a great attitude! I hope your year goes well.

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  24. Lesley
    HOORAY.... I am so glad that you have landed a grade that you love so much. The kids are so lucky to have you as their teacher. YAY for hubbies who know just when to arrive with pizza and pop. YAY for friends who help you set up a new classroom at the drop of a hat! You are set for a wonderful year.
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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Lesley :)