Monday is my first official day as a first-grade teacher, and didn’t you hear? I am bringing you with me. You see, it has been quite a few years since I have had my own classroom, but I am less worried, and that’s all because of you.
I am bringing:
- hundreds of elementary teachers who welcomed me into their classrooms to teach alongside them.
- Teachers College Institutes, and NCTE and MRA Conferences
- Choice Literacy writing partners and writing retreats
- my PLN on Twitter
- so many Literacy coaches and administrators who share their wisdom, their resources, and inspire me daily.
I am also bringing a collaborative blogging team that pushes me to grow and think in new ways. A husband and two grown kids who are eager to hear stories from the classroom. And, of course, two little dogs who do nothing but make me laugh every day.
Plus, I’ve got children’s book authors right by my side.
I’ve even got Debbie Miller, Sara Ahmed, and Kristi Mraz in my planning notebook.
Of course, I’ll have a teaching team who believes deeply in what children can do, and students who are already experts at so many things.
Please know that on Monday and every day I step into the classroom, I’ll be bringing you. You see, I am standing on your shoulders. So, you will be there too.