Wow, I guess it has really been a long time since I have posted anything on this blog. My last post date was August 21, 2013. That was the start of our new school year and I wasn’t sure exactly what my focus for the blog was going to be for the new year. The first week of school went by very quickly. That first week is always a blur as I get to know my new students and begin to establish routines and expectations. The second week of school started as usual for me until I received a phone call from my mother shortly after I arrived at school on Monday. That phone call changed everything for me. My father passed away that day and that week was a blur for me.
I missed a week of school and my students were left in the hands of substitute teachers under the guidance and direction of Mrs. Griffey and Mrs. Borland. I will be forever grateful for their help with my students during that time and their love and support. Returning to school was difficult for me, to say the least, but my students and coworkers made it better. I feel very blessed to work with so many caring people and I appreciated the compassion shown to me by my students and their parents.
After returning to school, I didn’t give too much thought to my blog. It was put in the back of my mind as I dealt with other issues. Then, the school year became unusual in another aspect since we had an extremely harsh-and long-winter. Seventeen snow days for Logan Elm Schools and numerous two-hour delays. Needless to say, it was difficult to get into a rhythm and I never did find my “focus” for my blog.
Now, here we are with just 22 days of school left in this school year, and I have the urge to post on my blog. As my dad would have said, though, “It’s better late than never.” :)