This writing challenge has made me realize that I haven’t stretched myself in this arena for ‘awhile’. I decided to change careers mid-life and started teaching in my early 40’s. After two years of teaching elementary SPED, and two years in the corporate training arena, I am now in a general education classroom teaching third grade. As I reflect on my years of teaching, none of them have had provided the opportunity to demonstrate writing beyond the ‘basics’. My primary focus teaching writing to both SPED students and third graders is how to write a complete sentence, correct punctuation, etc. So, I am feeling stretched, but quite determined to reconnect with my creative side. I liken it to ice skating after not having done so for 20 years……quite possibly a little clumsy at first!
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I am a third grade teacher in northwestern Wisconsin. I enjoy being outdoors with my family fishing on Lake Superior, snowshoeing, and riding motorcycles. I enjoy my own quiet time in the garden, digging in the dirt, and growing delicious vegetables! View more posts