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Back to School ….again!

August 30, 2017

Wow! Time flies by. Where did summer go?

Many of you are back in your classrooms already and the remainder will be next week. I’ve enjoyed the “Back to School” pictures and comments my former students and fellow educators have been sharing on Facebook. They are full of promise and new beginnings. I love hearing about your plans and classroom activities. I’ve been in the classroom in the fall either as a student or as an educator for most of my life, and I still love it!

For the first time in many, many years, I do not have a class scheduled for this fall semester. It’s a good thing. I’ve entered a new phase in my life. Those of you who know me, know that I embrace change. It’s part of keeping an open mind and being open to new possibilities.  In most cases change is good. Now in addition to being an educator, mother, wife, and family member, I am also a Grandma, and I am thoroughly enjoying my day each week with my new grandson. My lesson plans have changed from relationship and community building to tummy time exercises, reading board books, eye contact and talking, talking, talking to that small miracle. We’re building vocabulary and phonemic awareness!

I will continue teaching a few classes, working with new educators, and collaborating with my colleagues at CSU. I will also continue to write and collaborate with my two partners at Surviving to Thriving  LjL adding useful products to our store on Teachers Pay Teachers.

One of my ongoing goals is to support classroom teachers using social media. I’m very active on Facebook and Pinterest. Daily I try to share resources and useful classroom strategies and interventions. My blog has suffered in the last year, so I am setting a new goal to try to blog at least once a week. I have also invited some of my very knowledgeable colleagues and friends to guest blog. I think that will be a treat for all of us. I know so many outstanding educators who have so much knowledge and experience to share. So, stay tuned for exciting new blog posts. If you have a topic you would be interested in, please let me know.

Here’s to new beginnings. May all of you have a successful school year. Enjoy your students and your time in the classroom. Treasure the moments!

To receive my almost daily shares, follow me on Facebook. You will also find tons of resources on my Pinterest boards.

 

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