Thursday, June 21, 2012

Shiny and Brand New

Buenos dias!  I'm back in the blogging world... I kept a blog when I did my student teaching semester, mostly for the purpose of being able to remember everything that happened and reflect on my teaching, and also to let my family know what I was up to (because I attended an out-of-state college).  Got my first teaching job, and intended on continuing with blogging, but didn't even make it past orientation week when I got busy and forgot about my blog.  But here I am, about four years later, and figure it's a great time to pick it back up again!

This fall, I'll be starting in a new district, and a new grade level.  This week I'm in the process of packing up all my belongings and moving them to my new apartment.  So much to adjust to!

My poor Libby kitty is really nervous lately, as she watches me slowly take everything out of my current apartment, and then I have to leave her alone for hours on end while I transport each load to my new place.  But I'm sure she will be excited to have a new apartment to explore, and new favorite hiding places to scout out!

A little bit about me:
*This fall I will start my fourth year of teaching.  I taught bilingual second grade for 2 years, and bilingual first grade for 1 year.  Now I'm moving up to bilingual/ESL 4th grade, and am absolutely thrilled about it.

*The above picture is my Libby kitty!  She just turned 2 this month.  She loves to eat, sleep, and chase her tail in circles.  I thought maybe she would grow out of that, but nope.  She persists.  But she is adorable and I love her bunches!

*Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, photography, riding my bike, and laminating things.  No, really.  I bought myself a little laminator finally this year, and it's pretty much my favorite thing ever.

*I'm hoping that with this blog, I can keep in touch with some of the teacher friends I'm moving away from (here's looking at you, Mrs. Manalli), make some new teacher friends, and share ideas with everyone!

That's all for this morning.  Moving one more load of stuff today, and then renting a truck tomorrow to haul the big items, and then that's it!  After tomorrow I'll be all moved into my new apartment.  I'm looking forward to decorating my new space...and, in a month or so, moving into my new classroom!  Oh the fun! :)