I am a student teacher in my final year of University in a midsize Canadian city. I want to be a math teacher in order to break students' misconceptions about mathematics and show them how fun math can be.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Getting Back Into Blogging!

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!


  1. Glad you're blogging again! I'm excited to follow your first year via the blog this fall.