I know it's not REALLY Monday. For me it is.
We start school today.
So, REALLY it is a Monday :)
I am linking up with TBA for "Open House Week".
Monday is "Meet the Teacher" Day.
Here goes: I am a mother of three. Today begins my journey of all of them in high school: senior, sophomore, and eighth grader. Ummmm? When did this happen?
I have been married to my high school sweetheart...well, he dated one other girl and I dated many other boys after we broke up in tenth grade. (he didn't notice that I got my braces off! I had to break up with him!)
Anyway, we met back up at a swim meet in college. Ever since then... BLISS :)
I first started teaching at my own elementary school. I took over for my 6th grade teacher. That was kind of strange. I found some things in the classroom that I had worked on.
I taught there for two years and then we moved. I stayed home with my children until my youngest was in Kindergarten. I interviewed for a Reading Specialist, was offered a 2nd grade position, moved to 1st after two years, moved to 4th after three years, and then I finally got to make my own decision and I moved back to 1st. I have been here for three years now.
I am all about Responsive Classroom. It's what drives me: the way I talk, teach, and handle things in my classroom. I wouldn't be the teacher I am now if it weren't for my trusty RC instructor, Patrick.
I love using technology in the classroom. I have a SmartBoard, five student computers and my own laptop in my classroom. We have carts of iPads to use basically whenever we want. We are very lucky!
I like my classroom to be neat and tidy. I have done a lot of "weeding" this year. Who really needs those old mimeograph papers anyway? I am aging myself!
I would love to hear about you. Head on over and link up.