Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Can I really do this?


 I am a math teacher, which means that I work with numbers for a living.  But I am personally friends with Stacey and have been following her blog for a number of years.  Well, time to finally give this writing thing a try.  So, I've got two more days to mentally prepare myself for blogging for the next 31 days. 

In truth, I suppose that I have much to blog about.  I teach high school math and can blog about my teaching, the students learning, things that go right and things that go wrong.  Things aren't so hot in my school right now, we're in the midst of a contract dispute and are transitioning to Common Core and Keystone Exams.  So, I have to have a lot of intrinsic motivation these days and I'm hoping this challenge will help.  

The more exciting thing for me to blog about is my children.  I am going to try to keep this blog anonymous for some personal reasons, so I will refer to my students by initials.  My son, J, recently turned 4 and my daughter, A, will soon be 11 months.  They are two funny and wonderful children and I am sure you will be hearing about them lots.  

In a nutshell, that's me.  I am looking forward to March and challenging myself in a new direction.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

First blog post...ever!

I will be attempting the Two Writing Teachers - Slice of Life Challenge this March.  It's time for me to stop doing trigonometry and see if I can still write a sentence or two.  We'll see how this goes.