I guess this is where I should introduce myself: I am a woman in her early thirties who has been married for ten years and also has two amazing boys. My oldest son just turned five and my youngest is 8 months old. They are both full of joy, EXTREMELY active, stubborn, funny, smart, and keep me on my toes. My family also consists of two dogs who are very much members of our household. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, even though relocation may be in my future.
I worked in public libraries for about four year, and then moved to working at an elementary school library. I am very passionate about books, especially children's books.The next school year, I will be student teaching in a 5th grade classroom. My dream is to teach intermediate grades (3rd-6th). I have always said, "I want to talk to students about what we have read, not teach them to read." Now that my youngest is learning to read I find that statement more true than ever!!! Primary teachers have extra doses of patience that I was not blessed with. Teaching is my life's passion and I am so excited to dedicate my life to that.
I hope someone reads it and can gain something for their time, but if they don't that is okay. Like I said, I just needed to do it. My goal is to start making my life be the way I want it to- instead of waiting for my fairy godmother to wave a magic wand. If it hasn't happened yet it most likely isn't going to!