Just putting together a quick post to link up with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics for a Monday Made-It project, and Latoya at Flying into First Grade for her Let's Get Acquainted Party.
I created some thank you cards for the students in my class that had honored me with Teacher Appreciation Week gifts. I cut some stiff scrapbook paper into quarters, added a sticker strip to the sides, and then stuck on flowers that were left over from our Mother's Day projects. Easy peasy!
Next up - I really enjoy getting to know other bloggers through Latoya's weekly linky. This week she posed three questions to answer:
1. What made you decide to become a teacher?
I was lucky enough to grow up living next door to my grandparents. My grandma, who is and was my idol, was a teacher. She took me to school with her before I started Kindergarten, and I was hooked. I wanted to be just like her, and wanted to spend as much time as I could in this colorful, fun place. When I started teaching, I was overjoyed when my grandma came to visit my school as an honored guest at our Grandparent's Day program. She loved teaching third grade, and as of last year, I am now teaching third grade. It was meant to be!
2. What has been your most rewarding experience as a teacher?
Today I met with my principal to go over my three-year review. I was filled with pride when he explained that year after year he sees students that may have been less than enthusiastic learners come into my classroom and make progress. He truthfully said that they dont' become "perfect" but they consistently become engaged and active students. It's why I became a teacher. Another rewarding experience was being selected as one of two teachers from my state to attend the Mickelson/ExxonMobil Teachers Academy last summer. It was the greatest staff development experience of my career.
3. If you were not a teacher, what would you be?
My dream is to be a singer/dancer on Broadway! Or - do voiceovers for commercials or animated movies!