Teacher Blog Spot is a place where I will share what I have learned and am still learning in my teaching experiences that I feel will help better other teachers. I currently hold a position as a K-5 Math Facilitator (Coach) at my school, so my content is mainly math since that is my WHOLE world right now. And I LOVE teaching math…honestly! I am always learning something new that challenges what I have taught or thought in the past (and even more so with the new common core standards). I will share those learning experiences with you along my journey to being a better teacher.
Previous to being a math facilitator, I was a third grade classroom teacher. When I first sought a teaching job, I taught 1st grade and 7th grade science (yikes!). Now I am entering my official 10th year as an educator which has been a journey with lots of bumps along the way, but they were bumps with rain puddles of wisdom in them.
In my non-teaching world, I am the proud mother of a fluffy, black daughter (pictured below). I teach her her lots of tricks and coach her to chase the squirrels. She never catches one, and probably never will. But she sure thinks it is fun to try!
Another one of my favorite pass times is refinishing furniture. I am currently working on my grandfather’s French Provincial chest of drawers for my bedroom. I plan on staining it with a mahogany color to match the Queen Anne poster bed someone gave me.
Taking photographs, mainly of children, also tops the list as one of my favorite hobbies! I recently photographed, or shall I say chased a two year old around for an hour, just to snatch a few good snapshots of his curiosity in motion.
I hope you come back to learn with me in my teaching journey!