I haven’t written anything on this blog for almost a
year! Last year I started with the New
Blogger Initiation and kind of fell off the bandwagon before the end.

With my final year of University and practicum completed, I
am ready to jump back on the bandwagon!

Where I live, there are too many teachers and not enough
teaching positions. However, I am extremely
lucky to say that I have a term teaching position for next year in a small high
school! I am teaching every single high
school math course over the course of the year (including Grades 9 Math,
Pre-Calculus, and Applied Math) with the exception of the Essentials
Mathematics courses. I am extremely grateful
for this opportunity and am looking forward to my first year of teaching!

So, with a month and a half left to go, I have started planning
what I want my classroom to look like and what types of routines, procedures,
and activities (including whiteboarding!) that I want to incorporate into my
classroom. I just ordered 6 23x17 whiteboards
to use in my classroom which I am super excited about!

I also stole the brochure idea instead of a boring class outline
from Sarah at Alwilda’s
Daughter and from Kristin at hoppe ninja math. My Grade 9 version is here if
you want to take a look!

So if any of you out there have any advice on classroom set
up, organization, etc. for a first year teacher, let me know in the comments!