Preparing for Travel

It is with unsure footsteps that I begin this journey of becoming a blogger.  I have an open ended ticket with the destination unknown, but excitement for this trip is urging me on.

I have been a teacher for 32 years. Twenty-six of those years I spent as a Special Educator.  I then moved on to Fourth Grade and that lead to my placement now as a Second Grade Teacher.  I have discovered that Second Grade is where I’ve always belonged!  The children accept me as I am (wacky), still love learning, and laugh at my jokes.  I receive precious love letters, gifts of feathers, rocks, and shells, and one-of-a-kind pieces of art regularly.  It doesn’t get much better than that!  It has been a privilege and blessing (most days) to spend time with my students. I have come to a place though, where I am ready for a change.  With much prayer and thought, I have decided that this will be my final year as a classroom teacher and I will retire in June.  The thought of retirement stirs feelings of fear, excitement, sadness, and relief.  There is a churning in my soul, however,  that prompts me to move on to this next leg of my journey.  It is my hope that I can share with you stories from my classroom and the lessons I learn on my jaunt through life.  Pack your bags and hold on!  Adventure awaits!

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4 thoughts on “Preparing for Travel

  1. Janet F.

    I found this from a FB link from Kevin Cordli. I am thrilled to “meet” you. Is it Leslie? I don’t blog yet, but have a bad/old website called poetryonparade.com
    I speak around the country about the program I discovered and developed in my 3rd grade class. I retired after 41 years in 2011. I think we are kindred souls. I am so loving your idea of spreading poetry magic with your project. I am going to read more in a minute to catch up. I have been blessed to meet and get to know so many fabulous poets for kids. I am going to follow your blog and see if you have a sign up for email delivery. Congratulations on your retirement. This is a very very interesting time in education and maybe that is putting it too nicely. All best wishes for a continued great blog!

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    1. Cindy Post author

      Thank you for your kind words, Janet! I look forward to learning more about your project. I had a great time with Kevin’s Poetry Box and am grateful for the opportunity. I have a lot more to write just no time right now. Will bring everyone up to date as soon as I can. Cindy

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  2. Leslie

    Cindy, I love it! I am so glad you decided to start a blog. I can’t wait to see where your travels take you. I know this will be an exciting journey.

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  3. Robin

    Happy Birthday, dear friend. I am looking forward to “following” you on your journey. Thanks for inviting me along!

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