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Take care of yourself 1st
Old 09-15-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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You may want to consider not working until 6 as others have mentioned. Most people will tell you that their 1st yr was the hardest. As others have mentioned, do not compare yourself w/ veteran teachers.
Instead see if you can find a nice 1. ( Find out her fav coffee or drink from someone or just ask if you see her with coffee. )
A new teacher actually brought me my fav coffee 1 morning a few yrs ago. When I realized how sweet she was, there wasn't anything I wouldn't have done to help her. Also, I got a couple of more vets to help her out too. I think 99% of success your 1st yr comes from help from the right people. ( Maybe I am just a total coffee addict..IDK...lol) People have bought me shirts w/ jokes on them like: Give me coffee and no1 gets hurt!
1st graders are needy too. By the midddle of the yr, you'll be surprised how much better they are if you constantly go over expectations and keep your routines the same. I wish you the best! Don't be hard on yourself. You are just learning.
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