Thank you Rowdy in First Grade!
Chapter 1: Passion
Within your subject matter, what are you passionate about teaching?
This is tough! I LOVE LOVE reading! But the best kind of reading is the kind the resonates within the child and gets them thinking and analyzing their own lives. I know most people will say that teaching values is a no no, but it is my FAVORITE! I love reading about how characters fall into sticky situations and talk about how we might fix a similar problem. I think I love this time in my class because this is when we really get to know one another.
Within your profession, but not specific to your subject matter, what are you passionate about?
My professional passion is to create a special place that we call ours. Where all students feel open to discuss, question, and share. A place where the students are not afraid to be themselves and feel good about who they are. I also have a professional passion for creating exciting, engaging, hands on lessons where my 1st graders use their imaginations to change the room from a classroom to a pizza shop or science lab. After all.. "Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein
Completely outside of you profession, what are you passionate about?
I am a creator of all kinds of things! I love crafting, sewing, scrap booking, creating digital items, taking photographs, organizing things, labeling those things I've organized, and sharing all of the above with the people I love. I am passionate about life and living everyday as though it will be my last. I am passionate about my family. I enjoy telling them how much I love them! You never know when it will be too late to say goodbye!
My favorite line from this chapter: "Light yourself on fire with passion... and don't worry if it's not a controlled burn."
Join us!! It will be fun!