Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Welcome to Teacher's Legacy

Hello Blog-land! I am so excited to begin this adventure with you. I have spent the last two summers stalking other teacher blogs, getting so many great ideas and following some really AMAZING teachers. Well I decided to jump on board this year and hopefully I might be able to add a few ideas of my own. Btw: I am seriously jealous of the very cute blogs that are out there. I keep reminding myself that I have to start somewhere.

A little about myself: I am beginning my fourteenth year in 3rd grade! Wow, it just feels like I started yesterday. I have been in the same wonderful school and lucky enough to have stayed in third all those years too. I consider myself somewhat of an expert on the average 8-9 year old.

Personally, I am a daughter of the King, wife, and mother. I have been married to an amazing man for fourteen years, but we've been together for the past 19 (more than half of our lives). Yes, we were on again, off again high school sweet hearts. I (he had no doubt) finally got my head on straight and realized the grass WAS NOT greener on the other side. We live in the same small rural town we both grew up in.

19 years together and we can still smile

We have two beautiful daughters. Elaina is almost 10 and will be in the fourth grade. Ava just turned 6 and will be in the 1st grade. They are both very spunky and seem to fight or irritate each other constantly. I hoping this phase will pass. It seems we got one of each of us. Elaina is sensitive, pretty mellow, creative but yet very analytical (very similar to her dad). Ava is fiercely independent, quick to react, and doesn't mind playing alone (hmmm may sound like someone I know).

Our beautiful girls
Well school officially begins with teacher meetings on August 14th. (even though I am in training the next three days) No matter what the calendar says school began about two weeks ago when I turned off my summer brain and turned on my teacher brain. Once the switch is made there is no turning back! Anyone else relate?

I am very excited about the next year, as I will be beginning several new endeavors...including a 2:1 iPad classroom, data binders, interactive journals, etc. etc. These at least are my some of my goals for next year. What are yours?