Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wow what a year!

I decided to look at some of my friends blogs and realized that I have not blogged in a year and that was a little weird to see considering that I look at others blogs I guess not my own. 
I will admit that this year has been a busy one, I moved schools and grades (more on that later). I have been trying to redefine myself with learning and experiencing new and exciting things, and spending plenty of time with friends and family. 

I never thought that my life would head down the path of teaching when I was younger I thought that you had to be crazy to be a teacher. Here I am 5 years later and loving my job, I will admit it has not been an easy road or job. There where times when I wanted to cry and sometimes did, or just wanted to scream at the top of my lungs b/c I am so frustrated. When I reflect on the last 5 years I wouldn't change a thing. 

I moved schools again, the reason was downsizing at my old school and with being the low man on the list I was the first to go. I spent many sad nights at home and saying goodbye to my old school and kids last year was one of the hardest things I had to do. It is never easy being the new teacher at a school, parents tend to not be very accepting when someone new comes to their school. 

Coming to my new school I have never felt more support and love from a community of parents and students. Going back to 6th grade I was overjoyed to be in a grade that I truly love to teach, and the students that I teach everyday cement why I wanted to be a teacher. These wonderful students make me want to be a better teacher, they show me so much respect and an excitement to learn new ideas and concepts. I have been pushing myself to come up with fun project and interesting ways to present new concepts to them, I am so inspired by them everyday. The parents have been such a wonderful support, anything that I need they provide, they have the most positive attitudes and always a kind word for me. I feel that the move to my new school has been the best thing that has happened to me as a teacher. I hope to inspire my students as much as they inspire me!

Here are a few pictures from the past year!