Horray for my first blog post! I'm so excited to enter the blogging world and be able to share and connect with fellow teachers. My plan is to write and reflect about lessons, ideas, and strategies that I use within my classroom. For my first post though, I thought I would introduce myself!
I am orginally from Orchard Park, NY, which just outside of Buffalo. I grew up a HUGE Buffalo Bills fan, and I am proud to still be one today. I went to Brockport State University (near Rochester, NY) and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Mathematics, Education, and Computer Science. My college boyfriend moved to Virginia Beach, so I followed him down here as soon as I graduated. We got married in August 2007, and now have two boys- Jacob (age 3) and Logan (age 1).
I have taught Algebra, Honors Algebra, and Pre-Algebra for the past seven years at Great Neck Middle School. I absolutely love it! We were lucky enough to move into a brand new school last January. Here is a picture of my classroom:
We can't hang anything on the walls while the building is under warranty, so it looks a little plain. Actually, the weekend we moved into our new building happened to be one week before my son was born. So I really didn't do much with decorating at that time. It is a bit more snazzed up now though! Those desks are SO GREAT- I can group them into 2's, 3's, and 4's so easily. I love the triangles!
That's all for now!