The first day of something new always makes me feel excited! New job, new classroom, new school year; they have all contributed to my positive anticipation. I get jittery. In a good way though. Nervous excitement my mom used to say. Then she'd say, "settle down!" But I just can't!
Today is like that for me. This is the first day of my new blog! I am celebrating 30 years of educating our future citizens by going public with the gems I have gathered while learning along the Way. Time to time not only will I give away my favorite resources but I will literally give a copy to a lucky follower.
Before you want to follow someone you want to know if there's any reason to right? So I thought you might like to know a little bit more about me and my learning than what the About Me section says.
I love to have fun! It's very important to me that my students (adults included!) have fun while they are learning. I have been known to stand on the desk in a 5th grade classroom and ask the students to tell me what they know about gravity before walking off the desk. Odd? Perhaps. But memorable and fun for sure. Do I have stories to tell?
I ran into a parent of a former student in town recently, (not literally!) after her daughter had graduated from Hastings Law School, and she made a point to tell me I am still her daughter's favorite teacher. This is a gift I never anticipated when I started this educational journey. I guess the consumers are the truest test over time.
I have been a wife to two different men (not at the same time!) and have learned A LOT about marriage through those experiences! And a lot about me, too. Best thing for a marriage: a tandem bicycle. More on that later...
I am a mom of two sons. Both are still in school: one in college and one in high school. And yes I started a family late! I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of their educational journeys and have lots to share on how to be a good supporter to a classroom teacher from both sides of the table! Not only that, I home schooled each of them for 4 years so I know the joys, frustrations and exhaustion of being both parent and teacher to one's children. Lots of anecdotes to share!
I better stop before I inundate you with 53 years of life all at once! If you're interested in learning, and you like to have fun, then join me in this journey! I have a little "gift" to my first 10 followers who decide to join in the fun!
So come on, let's go...