September?? I can't believe it! September is a special month for me... a quite emotional one, too. September 14th is my wonderful grandfather's birthday and we always celebrate his beautiful years together. He passed last May, which has been really hard on me and my family. Then, September 17th is my wedding anniversary!! It will be 2 years this year. Time is flying right by us. AND now that our anniversary is coming around, also come the baby questions... "Nope, not yet" I always say. THEN, my first and only nephew's birthday is September 28th. He will be 2! 2! He is definitely a terrible 2 right now. But oh, so adorable when he is. In case you caught that, my sister was pregnant for my wedding. REALLY pregnant. Full term pregnant. We ordered her dress 2 sizes too big and had it fitted to her the day before because there was just no knowing what could happen. I told her to hold him in until after the ceremony! lol. She did. And 11 days after that. He is a beautiful little addition to our family. Man, I'm all teared up just writing this.The Open House Linky Party!!
Monday- Meet the teacher...tell us about you and your teaching style
Well, you just found out that I am a little emotional this month, lol. About me? I am 27, I have been married for almost 2 years and I love teaching! This is my 5th class and I love everything about it. I love the excitement of the first days. I love the organization of the classroom. I love teaching new routines and the aha! moments that I see in my students everyday. It's such a rewarding job that we have. My teaching style is hard to describe. In fact, I don't think I have ever had to describe it so here's my attempt: I am firm but kind, organized and fun. I make silly jokes, silly faces and have a LOT of dance breaks with my kiddos. I enjoy my time with my students, I laugh with them, sigh with them and yawn with them. I try my very best to make sure that everyone is ready and present, and especially, benefiting from each lesson. I teach at a school that is full inclusion. Making lessons that are Universally Designed to meet each students' needs is a fantastic method. Time consuming? Yes. But worth it in so many ways. I love that my students are kind, welcoming and non-judgmental. I like to assume that it is with my guidance and modeling that they are so kind and helpful to their peers. It is easy to leave someone out because they are different but in my classroom, that is unacceptable. My classroom is structured and expectations are followed through. Does everyone get the same things? No. Why? Because everyone gets what they need. I know that. Students know that. Does everyone get the same attention and respect they deserve? ABSOLUTELY.
I love my job.