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!