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What an exciting year! I tried giving you a real peek in our classroom this year, and I hope you were not disappointed. And speaking of giving, I am ready to give you some news. What does the future hold? Read on to find out!
School/ Grade Change
I will be moving across town to teach third grade at Discovery School at Reeves-Rogers. It is a public school for gifted and talented students. My son attends this amazing school, and I am really looking forward to the new challenges that await me. In preparation for this transition, I will be attending the first week of Confratute in Connecticut to learn about the Renzulli method of teaching. If anyone is attending this conference or has some great summer reading recommendations for me, please let me know.
And thank you to Barfield Elementary School, which has been my home for the past two years. I'll never look at a portable classroom quite the same again. I'll miss those walls that allowed me to simply staple Christmas lights wherever I pleased, including the ceiling.
And the website...a huge shout out to Mary GuimbelIot is in order for never questioning the amount of "stuff" I put on our school website. I was ready for "the talk" at any given moment, but it never came. Mary, you are the best. She is even keeping everything up and running until August and saving the site on CD(s) for the transition. She's my hero.
Working with Scholastic
And the news continues. I have received several emails and posts about the possibility of continuing the blog through Scholastic. Not only will I be around in some form or fashion, but I am partnering up with the amazing Beth Newingham (a former Scholastic Advisor/Mentor) through Scholastic. This is still in the early planning phase so I can't share much more than that, but I am truly excited about this unique opportunity to share and collaborate on-line.
And Thank You
My mom argues that I have literally received everything and anything I have asked or tried for, and this is, according to my mother, because the Pope blessed and talked to me as a child.
Good news I may share with her, "Mom, I just found out I won a trip to Hawaii!" lead to an all too familiar response about the Pope's role in this accomplishment.
"I'm not surprised. You know the Pope blessed you as a child." She says this, like she is sharing this story for the first time, and like it is common knowledge that a blessing from a Pope gives you a free pass to getting anywhere. Moms can be so funny sometimes.
Before this year, I have always shrugged my shoulders and rolled my eyes when I hear the Pope story from her. But now my husband is on board with the thesis and says she just may have a point. Which got me thinking. I do have such a blessed life, and maybe my mom is on to something. Life is incredibly good, and I was fortunate enough to share my year with you all through this blog. Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing. And thank you for keeping me going and moving forward when I sometimes felt tired and boring.
And here's to a fantastic summer and future. Let's keep in touch...