This past year I graduated with my masters and have been working as a 5th grade teacher. As a first-year, my life since September has included some long days and nights, pots of coffee, mountains of grading, and a new-found relationship with my computer.
The best part about it all? I LOVE my job, LOVE the kids, and absolutely LOVE my staff!
Bulletin boards and projects are the only artistic pieces being created by me right now, though I eagerly anticipate the summer when I will have time once more to indulge in my hobbies. Until then, I have social studies tests and writing prompts waiting to be graded. Perhaps a fun, colorful pen will
The first half of my student teaching has been completed, leaving me with a small bit of time to prepare for my upcoming stay in Clayton, Panama. My university has a program which allows me to complete the second half of my student teaching in an American school located in Panama. I'm incredibly excited for this opportunity, albeit slightly nervous as this will be my first time out of the country. I've always wanted to travel, but have never before had the chance. Now, I get to experience a foreign country as a part-time resident through the weeks that I will be teaching there. Wish me luck!
The cold has finally settled in Virgina, and I'm afraid it's now here to stay.... Everyone around me is so excited about apple cider, hot chocolate, the leaves changing colors, scarves, and everything "fun" they say comes with the cold. Now don't get me wrong, I love matching cute scarves to my outfits and sitting with a warm mug of hot chocolate, but seriously? Painfully, spine-achingly cold weather that nips at your extremities before reaching down into your core and staying there until April?! I can't stand it! I despise the cold, and ABOVE ALL, dread the day when the leaves fall off the gorgeous deciduous trees I'm enamored with.