Exploring My Way Through Pre-K

Post Remix

I had a post going for the whole week, but I realized I had clue which direction to go in so I decided to start a whole new post. 

First…I finally got a Scotch Laminator and I love it! I don’t know why I didn’t buy one before!

Second…if you are needing plastic storage containers, Michaels is having a 40% off sale. Plus, you get a teachers discount. The scrapbook 12 x 12 boxes were $4.  I’m so glad I had to wait for Ulta to open this morning otherwise I would have totally missed out on this deal. 

I don’t know about you, but this week felt really long. I guess this is normal for the first week back but by Friday I was completely wiped of energy. I spent whole day yesterday to recover, and watch Downton Abbey! I can’t get enough of this show, even though the premiere was two hours long.

Short and sweet this week but l’m just trying to survive this season of assessments and ARDs. Now off to finish planning and finish working around the house.

Have a great week!



January Currently


listening – these are welcome sounds of my husband being home from work

loving- that we finally own a grown-up dresser instead of just Itzo storage cubes

You can get your very own “Currently” by visiting Farley at http://ohboy3rdgrade.blogspot.com/

A new year and a new start

As 2012 came to a close, I reflected on what areas of my life needed improvement. What I came to recognize is that I need to practice the art of reflection. I learned during my student teaching that reflection is a critical part of being a teacher. After taking my current teaching position I have thought many times about my need to reflex but hadn’t found a way to incorporate it into my life. I’m turning to a blog to help make me accountable to this process in order to better myself as a teacher.

I’m a new teacher, although I’ve been out of college now since 2009. I started wanting to teach in Elementary school, I even student taught in 3rd and 4th grade, and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. But that’s not the path God created for me. God finally led me to a place where I would become a Pre-K Special Education teacher.

Never in my whole life did I ever consider this as a career path, but I’m so glad that God led me to this place. The past few months have been an amazing journey of growth, discovery, and a huge run-in with the first year teaching crud. (Yes, I was sick for over a month and a half. No one said this would be easy).

Going forward I plan to post updates once a week, probably on Fridays, to chronicle the learning explorations going on in my classroom and reflections on my teaching.

I hope this post is the start of many new explorations. Thanks for stopping by!


Pre-K Explorer