I am a snoopy person. I want to know stuff. If I know your stuff, I should tell you mine also.
But I never know where to start.
These questions come from Mrs. Reed at Flying into First Grade.
1. What made you decide to become a teacher?
When I was young I like bossing people around and that's what teachers do, right? Even when I was young I loved school: going to it, playing it at home and wherever I could, and teachers have the coolest school supplies. That's why--school supplies.
But, seriously, teaching runs through my veins. I love school. Even on the weekends, and vacations I am always thinking school. Sometimes I have to think hard about something to talk about that is not school. (My family and friends don't always want to hear about the snot-string I saw or the math lesson that bombed, or the ag lesson that rocked.)
2. What has been your most rewarding experience as a teacher?
Maybe the non-readers who make sense of letters to become readers, or the "family" I have created in my classroom.
3. If you were not a teacher, what would you be?
For a while I wasn't a teacher (SAHM), and vowed to not return to a classroom. I was on the brink on taking courses to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant (the teaching in my veins was dormant). Then I got the teaching fever, some feedback from trusted professionals and headed back to the classroom. So, right now, if I wasn't a teacher, I'd be an OTA.
Now you know a bit more about me, it's my turn to learn about you. Please share! Send an email if you don't have a blog (Cathy and Lois--what're your stories, why is it that I do not know?!).