Happy Monday! Did you do a page on the Season of Change page? Peggy,Cathie, and RoseMary have posted their pages on their blogs! Go check it out and please share yours as well! This week I thought it would be fun to think about WORDS TO LIVE BY. What words inspire you? It could be a favorite quote, poem, book, or the lyrics of a song. Journal about the words that mean something to you. I'll be thinking about which words I will journal. I love using quotes and I often use song lyrics to express themes in altered books round robins. But, when I think about words I live by I hear my mother's voice and my teacher's voices. Simple lessons we heard over and over as children do seem to be the ones that I still value as an adult. I can't wait to learn what words you live by!
I have a degree in Child Development and have been teaching for 25 years. Most of these years have been spent with second graders with the exception of 4 years in first grade. I love introducing my students to the joy of reading "chapter books" and the language of literature.
I am a mixed-media artist and am lucky to be teaching at a fine arts magnet school. I use music and visual art every day in my classroom.
I have been married for 29 years and my husband teaches High School English. I have raised 4 wonderful kids and am still working on the yellow labs that live in our house.