WOW have I been busy! This past Monday I started PD (Professional Development) for school, and then classes started on Thursday. PD was pretty normal, since I’d already been in my room for band camp, I mostly just made bulletin boards and decorated my 5th grade classroom. Then school started and it was a whirlwind!… Continue reading The First Few Days
So. It’s been a while! These last 2 weeks have been packed for me: leadership/percussion/guard camp, newcomer camp, and then full band camp. It’s been crazy, but fun. It was weird being in charge for the first time. Even weirder, I hired a percussion tech from a nearby university and it was bizarre being in… Continue reading After Band Camp
One week from now, leadership camp begins. And I am terrified of what to do. I know the basics (introduce everyone, talk about expectations). But I don’t know what activities we should do, what things we should discuss, or anything like that. I do know they will ask lots of questions, because I’m new and… Continue reading One Week to Leadership!
Something I never thought about before beginning my teaching degree: the clothes. It can be difficult to find clothes that look cute, are flattering, age-appropriate, and SCHOOL-appropriate. I didn’t think about it at all until my first observations, where I realized I would need more than 1 pair of nice pants. So I bought a… Continue reading The Struggle of Teacher Clothes
So, we have a little less than 2 weeks until leadership camp (week 1 of 2 for me) begins. And I’m getting a little nervous! Since returning from my honeymoon, I’ve been busy. First my husband and I moved to the city near my job. Which took DAYS. Then of course, I got sick. And… Continue reading Closing in on Camp
So. Here we are, Summer 2017, about 3 weeks before band camp…what have I done? Panicked. A lot. I didn’t think about having to pick a show without knowing the kids or their level. I didn’t think about hiring staff for percussion and guard, and I didn’t think about budgets and how to buy a… Continue reading The Summer Before
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