Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Other Roles

Two years ago I was asked to go through certification to become a mentor.  I was honored to have been asked and jumped at the opportunity.  Not only would it be great now, but it would also look good on my resume.  Side note:  I love where I work now, but I hope to move home (middle TN) one day. I have been a certified mentor for a while and just completed certification to mentor PACE teachers, who are teachers who didn't go through the traditional education program...they have typically worked in another profession. 
This year I will be a mentor to a first year first grade teacher.  She has worked in the school as a substitute last semester and was a great one and she taught in the middle school for quite some time (like as a long term sub).  So, she has great experience.  I'm excited to officially a mentor and a little nervous too!  I wanted to get her a little gift for the first week of school so here is what I got:  mini clipboard, pens, binder clips, markers, post-its, notepads, and a tumbler cup.
Most of that was only $0.88 at Wal-Mart.  I put it all in this cute bag (also $0.88)!
I had heard she was doing her room in a frog theme, so when I saw this little frog at a thrift store for only $0.35, I thought it'd a cute addition to her gift!  So tell me...do you think these gifts are okay for a first week gift?
I also picked up a few books at a thrift store.  Most were only $0.45.  I am trying to get more books that would interest boys so I thought the baseball book, pirate book, and Spiderman would be a good addition to my library.
For $0.50 I got this Tennessee Volunteers cheerleader bear to put in my classroom!  It doesn't match my blue/green theme, but it'll still be cute.

3 comments :

  1. As a first year teacher myself (with the possibly of not having an 'official mentor', I would LOVE to receive a gift like this. It shows that you care and what to help even provide when possible! Very good idea!!


    Brittany
    Stickers and Stamps

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  2. You are so sweet! That teacher scored when she got you for a mentor. :)
    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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