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Back to School! 

So I don’t officially go back to work until Aug 26th but as I see all my friends head back to school it starts me thinking about this time of year… 

As a teacher back to school time is a mixture of excitement, nervousness, and anxiety. It is also a time of starting fresh. A new year. New students. New memories. 

I haven’t felt this excited about starting a new school year in a LONG time. It is exciting to start at a new school and new job. This year I will be teaching 5th grade Advanced Academic Program students (AAP), otherwise known as gifted kiddos math and science. I LOVE science so having this opportunity is an amazing opporotunity. Also the school I’ll be at is DRAMATICALLY different than my last school. It’s refreshing to see a principal and staff that genuinely care about each other, support each other, and above all else are focused on making their school be the best it can be. That’s a rare find, believe me.  

So for now, I’m content enjoying the last few days of my summer before the back to school madness sets in… 

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Life… or something like that

It’s amazing to see how much life can change in just a year…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since my last post.  I’m sure there are a million reasons I could give for why I haven’t been here, but in all honesty I forgot I had started this blog! (I know you’re probably saying how in the world can you forget!)  Life, it seems got in the way.

I’m happy to say that since my last post there has been 1 BIG change! I’ve recently accepted a teaching position at a different school for the upcoming school year!  I can’t even begin to articulate the weight that has been lifted off my shoulders.  It’s truly a breath of fresh air.  I can breathe again without the added stress and tension weighing me down.  It’s been such a nice change to look forward to work again instead of dreading it with every fiber of my being.

After accepting the new teaching position I was able to visit my new school for the day. While there I was able to meet (most) of my new team members, get a tour of the school, and sit in on a team CLT meeting. It will be different moving from a Title 1 school where 65% of the students are on free and reduced lunch to a school where all students from 2nd- 6th grade have a laptop available for them to use (1:1).  That’s almost unheard of at any schools in the area.  It will also be a big shift for me to be able to teach advanced academic program students (AAP).  It is super exciting, as well as slightly terrifying for me. So good things are on the horizon!