Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Back in the (blogging) saddle again...

It's been a year and a half since I've posted on my blog...yikes. When I first started my blog, I was very busy with school (my own) and work, but wanted to have a place to share my ideas. After starting a new school year and trying to finish up my final project for my master's, I took a break from blogging and never could quite figure out how to start up again.

I really do want to try again, so let me catch you up on the last bit of my life, and then we'll start in with the educational posts.

First, I finally finished this...

My dyslexia booklet was my final project for my master's. I spent almost a year researching, writing, and designing it, but am happy with how it turned out. I'll eventually post it on the blog, but if you want a copy before then, send me an email.

Then this happened...

I finally graduated with my M.Ed. in Literacy Instruction. Other than my final project, I was only able to work on it during the summers, so it took me four years to finish.

Also, I made a big decision during last year to quit my job and work part-time instead. I had an hour drive each way, and working full-time with the drive was starting to drain me. I also wanted to be able to spend more time on my TpT store.

I got a job teaching online classes at a local university. I teach literacy classes to students getting their B.A. in Education, as well as supervising student teachers. I also teach a little bit for the M.Ed. program.

One of my friends at the the school I worked at last year just had a baby, so I'm taking over her classroom until the end of the school year. It's third and fourth grade, which are the grades I have the most experience in, and I love that age group. I've done two weeks already, with ten to go. I'm excited about being able to take some pictures of the things that we're doing to share with you on the blog. Stay tuned for more on that adventure.