This past school year was a very difficult year for me. In fact, the most difficult of my (short) career. Without going into details, lets just say there were many sleepless nights, many tears shed, and much stress on my family. I'm sure many of you can relate. I was so exhausted by the time I got home, it was hard enough to just fix dinner and take care of my son, let alone think about writing this blog. Looking back, I'm sure so many of my awesome followers could've offered support that only teachers can with one another.
Although I wasn't blogging, I kept up with the education field through social media. I continued to read blogs (through Feedly since I knew Google Reader was going to disappear), follow my Twitter, and of course pin away on Pinterest.
I also read A LOT. I love reading. I am definitely a member of the Nerdy Book Club. Reading is my oasis. If I was having a bad day, I could easily escape into a book. Needless to say, I did a lot of escaping this past year. Follow me on GoodReads to keep up with my reading life.
Though it is still June, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the fact that yes, I am gearing up for next school year. I'm trying to be stay positive. Last summer, I completed my generalist endorsement so I added that to my Middle Childhood license. Knowing I needed a change, I asked my principal and my teaching partner if they would support my decision to try a self-contained classroom. This will be a HUGE change for me, but one I am looking forward to. This time I will be reaching out to all my bloggy friends for their help and support!