So...this is my first blog post...
Where to begin? As I stated in my profile, this blog is for me. Teachers in my education classes always stressed how important "reflection journals" were to teachers. Well, 6 years later, I still don't have one! So, here and now, I've decided that I need to start my journal...online! I feel that maybe, just maybe, I'll feel obligated to keep it up!
Tonight's post won't carry a teaching reflection. I'm just trying to figure this all out! However, I will share that I am a married, 4th grade, middle-aged, mother of two, mother-in-law, Potter-loving teacher who loves her job!
Now, being a Texas teacher is a bit of a stressor at this time. Our new state assessment, the STAAR, has turned out to be a pain in my curriculum-overwhelmed butt!! I teach ESL students, on top of Language Arts and Social Studies, so my students will be assessed in Reading AND Writing. Needless to say, within the last week, I have resigned myself to the fact that as long as I know that I have done my very best and used every idea that I've had, I can let go and pray. When I know better, I will do better.
I have a serious Pinterest problem!! But I am sure finding some FANTASTIC ideas that other teachers have posted, as well as some fabulous blogs!
This blog will start off simple, but I sure hope it turns into something productive for me!!