Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Welcome Back!

Let me begin with an apology. I don't know why, but I haven't blogged in 558 days. Yes, over a year. The last blog post on here was at the end of the second week of the 2013-2014 school year. We are now more than halfway through the 2014-2015 school year. A lot has changed in the past 558 days and I'm excited that I've decided to return to the blogging world in order to share that.

Some of the big changes - I've moved from 4th grade back to 5th grade. I've spent a large part of my year working with two long term substitutes. This has added a unique perspective to the grade level switch. Not only that, but I've been lucky enough to work with the same students again this year.

My technology use has increased ten fold in the past 558 days. So much so, that I am currently applying for a Donor's Choice project for four laptops!

Additionally I've earned my Master's Degree from Nova Southeastern University. It was a one year program which I began in March 2014 and finished earlier this month. It was challenging at times, but definitely rewarding!

I'm excited to begin sharing all I do in my classroom - I enjoy my job each and every day and I look forward to sharing that excitement again. Before I go, one last thing . . . earlier this month I was lucky enough to be honored by my colleagues as my school's Teacher of the Year. That is half the reason I decided my 558 day absence has to end. After just three years as a teacher, it is very humbling to receive such an honor.

Let the blogging resume!