The definition of summertime is the period or season of summer. For this teacher this means 10 weeks of no 5:17 a.m. alarm, enjoying daytime T.V. and 2 months to reorganize/revamp/re-plan how the next year of school will go! Thus why I am creating this blog! Last year was my first year to have my own classroom. I was blessed with a job teaching Pre-K at Walnut Grove School. What a busy year it was for me! In the 2010-2011 school year I went through my first year of teaching, got engaged, bought a house, moved out of my parents house, planned a wedding and got married ALL BEFORE SPRING BREAK! Whew! Needless to say, I didn't accomplish many "extra" things for my classroom last year, like this BLOG! :)
I have a crafting blog for all of my crafty items I paint, cook, or scrapbook and I thought why not make one for my classroom. I know now a days most parents use the computers for information more than they do looking on a piece of paper in their child's notebook. Ever since I attended a technology conference in the Spring, I've been motivated to create one for my own classroom. I know my kids are too young to read or appreciate this, but I know it will be a resource of easy access for parents to follow what their child is doing inside our classroom this year. The blog also helps the parent get to know me and link them to my webpage on our school's website where they can also keep up with what is going on at Walnut Grove.
Like anything in life, this blog is a work in progress. I hope that by August everything will be up and running on here so that my parents/faculty can see what happens in our PHENOMENAL PRE-K!
*If you are a fellow teacher reading this blog, I am always looking for other awesome teaching blogs, ideas and tips!