After spending my year stalking blogs, I have decided to try one for myself. I have been a teacher for 19 years. After spending the last 7 years out of the classroom as a Strategist, I am back in the classroom and teaching Kindergarten (which I have not taught for 15 years)! It has been a year full of challenges and enormous growth for me as a teacher! My epiphany for the year is: Never underestimate the Power of Kindergarten students! I am amazed every day at their willingness to try my crazy ideas and enjoy every minute I have spent with them (maybe not every minute, but pretty darn close).
So about my class, I have 26 amazing Kiddos. I teach at an At Risk - Inner City, Title I school. 25 of my students are ELL. Being a teacher of "at risk" students, is both challenging and extremely rewarding. Challenges; language, poverty, and parental illiteracy. Rewards; wonder on faces every day! I get to watch children experience things for the first time, extreme growth, and unconditional LOVE!
In addition to my kiddos, I have 2 amazing boys, one is 11, one is 10, of my own (well, I have to share them with my husband). In addition to our boys, my husband has two boys from a previous marriage. All of the boys in my life bring me great joy and are the great loves of my life! We have 2 wonderful dogs, both rescued. I am a animal lover and passionate about animal rights.
So, that's me. Wife, mother, teacher, animal lover. I hope you enjoy what I have to share and find.