Saturday, April 18, 2020
Deep down I knew it was coming. Somewhere in my mind, I knew that we weren't going back. But I've been living like I was going to see my students again. Last night when we got the official email, I let the emotions take over and realized that my face to face time with these kids is over. I am not taking it well.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
I've been wanting to write something for the last week but I couldn't figure out where to start. I haven't really let myself feel the weight of the emotions yet. Even after being home for a day and having time to let it sink in, I still haven't totally accepted that I might not see my students again. As I type that I am crying because that's the first time I've really said it.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
As I mentioned in my last blog, I have a student teacher in my classroom this semester. I want to give Mrs. Lane a huge shoutout for her excellent work. I also want to take some time to write about some misconceptions about student teachers in the classroom.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
A picture was posted of me with my first class on the historical society's Facebook page yesterday. After I let it sink in that I'm on the historical society page and it was from 25 years ago, I couldn't help but think of how much I've changed since that picture had been taken. I am a totally different teacher than I was then. Teachers always say how kids are so different these days but hopefully, so are we.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love teaching at Christmastime. Everyone is in a good mood. (Almost everyone!) The kids are excited. (Extremely excited!) Stress levels are high but it's good fun stress. It really is one of my favorite times to teach.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
First of all, thank you to everyone that has checked in with me about my dad. It's been a long and frustrating journey because his condition has not improved much, and we still don't have the answers we hoped for after a month. He is still at Barnes, and he still has many issues that we hope to be resolved, but we know he will never be the same man he was before all of this. His mind is not the same and his body is weak. This is not the way he would want to live. It's completely unfair but this is what's happening and we are all dealing with it in the best way we can.