Thursday, December 29, 2011

The End of Another Year

Here we are facing the end of another year.  It's a time of reflection.  A time of new beginnings.  For me, this was the year that I went back to the classroom after almost 15 years as a resource teacher/Literacy Coach.  And I count myself privileged to be back in Kindergarten after 17 years!  Seventeen!  And boy have things changed in that time.

I've been blogging most of my classroom experiences over here at The Learning Garden.
    I have to say that being back in the classroom has birthed ideas for at least two or three new books for teachers in my head.  So I really want to make it my new year's resolution (or at least a really strong attempt) to blog in both places!  Teaching and learning is ever-changing.  It's filled with challenges like always, but they are different today.  The classroom is a busy place filled with activity and occasional chaos.  The curriculum is jam packed with things to be taught and learned.  And time is at a premium to get it all done.

As I head into the new year with my Kindergarten students and my colleagues I really want to explore how we accomplish it all and still stay sane!

Here's to a new year filled with reading, writing and thinking!