I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was in the 3rd grade. I don't know why or how I came to that conclusion, I just knew that it was something I enjoyed.
While in college I though I would become an interior designer. A very few people know that the only job I considered other than
teaching, EVER, was interior design. No not an interior decorator,
although that was a passing thought. You read it right the first time,
an interior designer. What is the difference? An interior decorator,
decorates the space while an interior designer plans how that space is
laid out. At least that is how my brain processed it.
It did not work out for me, teaching was always what I wanted to do. However, I still love thinking about spaces and how to arrange those spaces, especially
my classroom. What a great compromise I get to design my space every year! I think almost every teacher has some of this because we
obsess about our classrooms or "space". Where will our teacher desk go,
what is the best place for our large group time, what will my centers/
work stations look like?
When I first started teaching, in South Florida, I taught 1st grade for 3 years. I loved my students and my job, but I knew I wanted a location change. So I did something that many people think is weird. I moved to the Mid-West.
I am now a Kinder and 1st grade ELL teacher or for students of other languages. I work with a great students and a fabulous team. I enjoy every day with them even when I am ready to say "STOP, NO more, I am ready to quit!" I always get sucked back in.
I think what I love the most is the creativity of it all. That is what lead me here, to this blog, a place to share.
Hope you enjoy reading!