blogs about teaching!
I don't know why I didn't think about this sooner! The anticipation of going back into the classroom this fall is building rapidly, and I am a total dork about how much I love planning, preplanning, post-planning...setting up a brand new classroom, wondering what my kids will be like...fantasizing about kick-butt lessons, units, and themes I will be teaching.
The drawback is, I haven't been in a classroom in 5 years now, and my brain is a little rusty, if not completely filled with feeding schedules, medications, poop problems, and a thousand toddler songs and rhymes.
I kept telling myself that I would start to read my education journals in the year before I go back to school, reread some of my favorite professional books, and generally go into the school year prepared. Or even walk into the interview sounding current and well-educated.
You can guess how much of THAT I have accomplished.
But, HELLO BLOGS! I can certainly find time to futz around on the Internet reading about other teachers' great ideas and mishaps! Boo-yah! I am SO excited. My only problem will be devising a way to remember everything before it falls out of my sleep-deprived head.