Back to School
My summer is over, and I'm back to school, this time as a first grade teacher at Uijongbu International Christian School in South Korea. My children and I just finished our first day, a successful-after-being-nervous-hardly-any-sleep night! Below is my classroom reveal with an apple theme of red and lime green colors. Definitely teaching and decorating a classroom overseas presents its challenges. I'm missing my old teacher stores from the states! But thank God for Teachers Pay Teachers and Pinterest! As a writer, I'm loving being surrounded by more picture books! I recently caught up on some reading such as Locomotive by Brian Floca, Back to School Splat by Rob Scotton, and hot off the press--Dr. Seuss' newest book, What Pet Should I Get? If you have some favorites I need to read, let me know in the comments!
8/12/2015 08:51:28 am
Tina, your room looks wonderful - and so spacious! I know you will have a wonderful year. I look forward to hearing of your adventures with your new class.
8/13/2015 02:50:09 am
Thanks for sharing! As a former teacher myself, I enjoy seeing classrooms all fresh and ready for a new year. I hope you enjoy teaching and get lots of new story ideas for your writing!
8/13/2015 03:13:09 am
Your room looks GREAT, Tina! You are so creative...and you've used the resources you had to make a beautiful place for your students.
8/13/2015 03:36:24 am
Hi Tina, your classroom looks warm and welcoming. I hope you got some pictures of you and you kiddos, too. First grade is so much fun - that's when children realize that they are really readers. I love using Peter Brown's books with first graders - You Will Be My Friend, Children make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. I really like his latest but haven't read it with the kids yet - My Teacher is a Monster (no I am not)
8/14/2015 01:15:54 am
As you know, Tina, first graders are curious and energetic. Your classroom looks so inviting. I note many opportunities for kids to learn & grow, read & write. May you, Anna, & Isaac have a successful school year.
8/14/2015 03:42:22 am
I especially like your letters on the wall spelling out: "Everyone Has A Story To Tell." You might be inspiring future children's book writers very early on!
8/16/2015 07:17:48 am
Tina, I loved seeing all your pictures. You've done a wonderful job with your room! Your students are so blessed to have you as their teacher. It all made me a bit homesick for my teaching days. I really miss the kids.
8/18/2015 09:42:02 am
Hi Tina, I'm so happy I get to view your classroom. And I'm certain your TPT products will be a hit with your classroom kids. And I'm sure they love having you as a teacher. They are blessed. :-)
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Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!