Hence, the blog title.
I teach, because I love to teach. I'm confident that the same is true for you. Otherwise, you wouldn't be at home reading teaching blogs :). Yes, the hours are longer than most realize and there may be times when I feel as though I have to defend the decisions I make, but I get see something happen inside of a classroom that few people get to watch take place. No, it isn't magic, it's learning. Teachers are a blessed group. Teaching may not reach the list of the top paying careers, but I am blessed. I watch minds transform and dreams come alive.
As much love as I have for my job, I cannot ignore the fact that there are some days that I need a little more than love. :) I have spent the last year learning to laugh, mostly, at myself. However, I have also spent the last year learning something about students, that I didn't really know before: students are stinking funny. It's good to laugh together. It reminds all of us that we are a community; a family.
I hope to use this blog to post classroom DIYs that may benefit other teachers in their classrooms. I enjoy teaching, creating, and writing and this blog is one way that I can blend the three.
This summer, I have been creating all kinds of fun stuff for my classroom. I will be posting these items soon.
Until then, here's to sweet summertime. Enjoy!