All of my life I've been a student, but I've always known what I wanted to be when I grew up: A teacher. Last week, I started my first day of school as a teacher and it couldn't have been more terrifying and exciting all at the same time. I had spent the week before decorating my classroom and making it as bright and inviting as I could. I wanted my students to see how much I love English and I wanted them to feel upbeat when they walked into my room.
In my classroom, I put up some posters I had gotten for my college dorm room (like The Breakfast Club and The Princess Bride) as well as small posters I've been collecting from my local movie theater ever since high school. I also brought two tubs full of YA books that I've kept over the years from blogging and from various book sales that filled up the two bookcases I have in the back of my room. You think they can tell I love books and movies?
While I'm only three days in, I can't wait to see what this year has in store for me. I'm teaching 10th grade English and my kids are already adorable. I know that not every day will be the best day and there will definitely be more challenging moments, but I couldn't be more excited. Here's to a fantastic first year of teaching!