Good morning! Today I'm linking up with Bright Concepts 4 Teachers to share a little about me. :)
Pretty self explanatory... In life (not just in my classroom) I like to be in charge. I like to know what's going to happen, I don't like surprises. I like to plan out my lessons and know what the outcome will be. I will do the same thing for years if I know it works. If it doesn't, then I toss it.
Respect... Yeah. If I'm talking, a student should not be talking. If another student is talking, then we are all quiet and respectful. If someone's feelings get hurt, then there needs to be an apology - even if it was an accident. If your desk is a mess, then you need to respect yourself to clean it up... you can't do your best work when you are distracted by all the clutter. We respect each other by not lying to each other, not hurting each other's feelings, maintaining a safe environment, etc. It's all about respect with me.
I didn't really talk before college. I have always been super shy, and even though I like to be in control of the situation, I didn't want to take the leader role. I was afraid of hurting someone's feelings, I was super unsure about myself. College was when I really came into my own. Maybe it's because it's when I finally started taking those education classes and learning to become a teacher? Don't know... Growing up I had friends, but I LOVE to read. I was one that my family had to physically shake me to get me out of my reading induced coma. I love making the movies in my head, still do - but with 3 kids there isn't as much time during the school year. Already this summer, in the past 4 weeks, I've read 11 fiction and 1 nonfiction. Life is good when you have a book.
In high school I took 4 years of French. We only needed to take 3 years, but my teacher said that if we took 4 she would take us to France during our senior year. It was her thing to do with the seniors and she did it every year. I saved money for the trip, and then family issues caused her to have to cancel the summer that I was to go. My dad's family (way back when) came from France. Someday...
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