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.


  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!!

    Stickers and Stamps

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


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