Monday, June 25, 2012

My New Blog!

So what do you think!  I am absolutely thrilled with my new blog design!  With a new design, also comes a new name, "KIDS ROCK!"  Christi from Design by Christi, was so quick and helpful to help me get this awesome design.  Her prices ROCK!  If you are looking to get another blog design or start up your own blog, I highly recommend her.

I have an exciting announcement!  A few weeks ago I interviewed for an Educational Specialist position at my school and for another school.  The interviews were held in front of a rather large committee at Central Office.  I was very excited to get a call back offering me the position at my current school!  I was quick to excitedly accept the position!  So after being a classroom teacher for 14 years, I am now going to make the leap and do something a bit different.  I will be working with teachers in my school 70% of the time, and students 30%.  I will focus on leading trainings with our K-5 staff.  It will also include facilitating PLC's and backwards planning with CCSS.  As a part of this position, I will still have a core reading group that I will work each day. 

I have been trying to begin the process of sorting through my classroom things.  I'm pretty good about not being a pack rat, but after being in the same school for the last 8 years, it amazes me to see how much I have accumulated.  I have some things that I know I will no longer need.  Then there are the things that I'm not sure of, as well as the items that I want to hang onto.  Once I get everything sorted out, it looks like I'm going to have a teacher yard sale at my house on July 14th.
So I hope that you will continue to follow my blog.  I have plans to blog about what I am doing in education, as well as projects that the K-5th grade teachers in my school are sharing.   Thanks for stopping by...

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  1. Looks awesome! I have been thinking about starting a school blog as we move into our backwards planning this year, but not sure, will talk to you more about it later.

    1. Thanks! Let me know if you decide to do it. Between Heather and myself we can get you up and going in no time at all!

  2. I love your new design!! Congratulations on your new position!!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Congrats on your new job! Sounds awesome :)

    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

  4. aw!! wow!! Best wishes on your new venture!!

  5. I love your new look and am sending lots of blessings your way as you start a new adventure! =)

    Heather's Heart

  6. Congrats on your new job! How exciting of a change. Super excited to hear more about your journey and the ideas you find!

    Reaching for the TOP!

  7. Looks great!! I have given your blog some awards. Please stop by my blog to pick them up.

    Sweet n Sassy in 2nd