Monday, 11 July 2011


I knew teaching was a lot of paperwork, I just had no idea how much. Today we have been absolutely bombarded with planning proformas, assessment files, IEPs, pupil trackers, CEDPs, CPD files... so many other pieces of paper which I can't even remember to list. I arrived with a bag and left with a box, which pretty much sums up probably the rest of my life, never mind just my day! It's going to be a very busy and very intense year, and I cannot wait.

I saw my classroom today too for the first time. My classroom, mine of my very own to do with what I like, and I'm now counting down the days until I can get in there and start decorating away 'til my heart's content.

All in all, a very exciting, very busy and slightly overwhelming but amazing day.

I'm an actual teacher. Still can't believe it...


Oxymoronic said...

I am so excited and happy for you! I know that this must be an exhilarating time in your life. The realization of long term dreams often is.

I am looking forward to hopefully reading about some of your teaching adventures in the days to come.

Godspeed, Claire.

Kate as of Late said...

Congratulations!! I know you're busy but I wanted to stop by and let you know that I gave you an award! You are awesome!! Congratulations again on teaching!You should be proud of yourself!! <3

Faith McKay said...

When I was a kid and thought I might want to be a teacher when I grew up, I would "play teacher" when I had friends over. This mostly involved me going through stacks and stacks of paperwork (this started before I even knew how to write so there were stacks of papers with scribbles all over them) and sitting around wishing I had a classroom of my own to decorate. It's funny reading this post and seeing how right my playing teacher was when I was little, haha.

Congratulations on becoming an actual teacher :D

Classy Career Girl said...

I hope you get all your paperwork done soon! Good luck! Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

summer-claire said...

Thanks for the congratulations everyone, it really has been a lovely week :)

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