I'm excited to join this community of educators via the internet. As a fairly new teacher myself, I'm amazed by my colleagues and their insight and abilities. I've been a 2nd grade teacher for three years now and I can honestly say I love my job! So I'm eager to read other posts and see what everyone else is doing in their classrooms.
Full disclosure: I'm new to this profession, but I'm no kid. I'm 50+ years old, with two grown children and an amazing husband who financed me through graduate school a few years ago, just as our oldest daughter was getting ready to go to college. I worked as a paraprofessional in my daughters' elementary school for a few years and I felt I had found my calling (too cliche? corny? but true!). So I did it...kept on working while going to school at night. I sat at the kitchen table doing homework with my kids. I cried to my husband when it felt overwhelming, when I doubted myself and thought I couldn't do it. I rethought the whole thing when medical issues arose and I had to have some surgery but luckily I was okay. I persevered and here I am. Teaching and blogging.
I'm looking forward to sharing with you this month.