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Aug 03 2012

Updates from Huntsville!

Tomorrow will mark the end of my very first week living in Huntsville. It has certainly been a crazy busy week with lots of learning, changes, and so much anticipation building for that first day of school!
Although I would have loved more than just a short week to soak up Fort Worth, I have been so pleased with all my new hometown has to offer. A super target, brand new chipotle, and a Lily store… I am set! Huntsville really is a neat town, especially with the huge influence that the NASA space and rocket center (where our nations first rocket to the moon was constructed) and the 39 thousand acre Red Stone Arsenal (where a lot of weapons that I don’t really understand are housed) have. A really smart town and a ton of opportunities for kids in terms of science and math exploration. (please come visit!)
This past weekend…

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Jul 18 2012

Officially Official !

Well I am back in Birmingham now for a week of vision and goals setting as well as intensive planning for my first 9 weeks in the classroom! I miss all my kids from Institute so much and will start crying if I go into much detail about leaving them…. It is still too soon…

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Jul 09 2012

Exciting news!

So today was a very exciting day! I got a call from my lovely new principal at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary school in Huntsville Alabama. She was calling to welcome me and offer me a job as a KINDERGARTEN TEACHER!!!! Finally I have all the information I could ever want- I will be teaching…

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Jun 21 2012

Life Long Learners in Action!

Thank you so much for all the encouragement! Today was just my third day in the classroom and my little Life Long Learners (Our classroom theme is becoming LLL’s!) have made SO many huge improvements! Through a ton of re-teaching ¬†and practicing acceptable behaviors (sitting criss-cross applesauce, zip it up before you raise it up,…

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Jun 18 2012

Exciting news! not so exciting news…

Quick updates: Very little sleep… No free time at all… For example, been up since 4:00AM this morning, got on my bus to go to my school at 5:30AM, at School site all day testing kids and in sessions learning and just got back from school now, 6:25… starving, exhausted and a million things to…

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Jun 12 2012

Catch Up, Logistics, and Goals (long post…)

Catch-Up: SO, it has been one crazy week and I have a TON to share! Last Tuesday through Sunday was my Induction week located in beautiful Alabama. My 82 2012 Bama corps members and I spent the week getting to know each other, exploring the state, and being so graciously welcomed by the various communities…

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Jun 03 2012

Bama Bound

Wow. I cannot believe the time has finally come to put this dream in motion. I have thought about this day since november¬†when I signed on with TFA and now it is finally here… Monday. Monday I’ll drive the 10 hours to Birmingham where this new chapter will begin. I will be in Birmingham for…

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