Guess where I'm standing in this picture? I'm standing in my new classroom!!! That's right! I officially have a new job in a new district! I am now a 5th/6th grade intervention specialist in an inclusion setting at a school nearby! I was hired about three weeks into May, but I didn't want to announce … Continue reading Big news!!!
You're into your first or maybe even second week of teaching your child at home due to COVID-19 lockdown. Great job!!! I'm proud of you! You're figuring it all out! Now after a day or two, you're realizing your child doesn't know the letter sounds or possibly is struggling with sounding out unfamiliar words. This … Continue reading Phonics help for young or struggling readers
Friskee spends pretty much every single class I teach and IEP meeting I hold perched on the back of my chair. Every so often, she throws in her two cents with a rumbling "mrroowww". If I put on my webcam, the kids are glued to their computers, but they aren't hearing anything from me - … Continue reading My co-teachers
Sometimes it's funny little things that spark memories in our minds. I am in the process of figuring out what the state department of education needs to add a special education certificate to my existing licensure. I've uploaded transcripts from getting my masters in it, a letter of eligibility from the university I attended, test … Continue reading Funny little things
I am currently in the last semester of getting my masters in special education. That entails field experience which means I take my lunch hour once or twice a week to work with students at a local school (because while it's okay to get the degree from an online college, it's not okay to teach … Continue reading Gramma would have loved this
I love the beautiful view from my porch today...flowers, a calming waterfall, colorful fish, and chickens enjoying some watermelon! I love working from home. I get to sit here on my porch and enjoy all of this while completing annual teacher training online. It's so peaceful!
Dear Gramma, Today was my first day back for the new school year. I got up, did all the things I do on the first teacher day back, and when I finished, I was so lost. I realize now that you were such an integral part of my daily life and of my routines. It … Continue reading First day back (so hard)
Sahara graduated tonight! Sahara and Tyler
I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but my rear is back in gear. I finished four IEPs and all the documentation for an MD meeting on Sunday and Monday. I completed an alternate assessment today with a student . I held the MD meeting today (my first one ever and was told afterward by … Continue reading I am a beast!
I started on my master's degree on October 1, 2017. I have had my teaching certificate (to teach general education, any subject, grades 1-8) since 1996, but I have always thought about making the move to teaching special ed, and when my school sent out an email last spring to ask if there were any … Continue reading I passed my test!!!