Well, a new school year is quickly approaching. I go back to school this Wednesday and the kids start back a week later. Some people may have thought that Franklin Simpson Middle School got a new math teacher, but no, Ms. Nicholson is now Mrs. Webb. It’s crazy to think that I will never have that name again. It is so much fun changing all my classroom things to my new name. Although it is a little more work, it’s neat to think that the students I get this year will never know me as anything but Mrs. Webb. I even thought that it’s kind of like starting over; any negative things that were said about Ms. Nicholson have hopefully left with the name. (Not that I think there are a lot, but you know, you can’t please everybody). Previously, I had my name by my door with some letters that I found and some green construction paper that have faded over the past 4 years. Last week, however, I went to the Parent-Teacher Store and picked out some pretty colored lettering to proudly display my new name on my classroom door. It looks pretty good if I do say so myself.
Also in my classroom is a lovely flower pot that looks very teacherly with a ruler painted around the top. It too says Mrs. Webb, but it wasn’t made for me. This belonged to Chad’s mom, Paulette Webb. I also have a board eraser and little desk figure that say Mrs. Webb. The desk even says #1 teacher. We found these things in his garage while we were clearing stuff out. I had asked Chad before if he knew of anything from teaching that had her name on it, but he didn’t. So, we were pretty excited to find them. I think it is pretty cool that we’re both teachers, and I think its is very special to have those in my classroom.