Monday, December 4, 2017

A New Chapter, Monthly Drawings, and In Action Photos!

I have begun a new chapter in my life! After 28 years in kindergarten I have retired from full time teaching to pursue other dreams. I still have SO MUCH love & enthusiasm for teaching... so I plan to bottle it up, and pour all of that love, experience, and enthusiasm into writing and designing lots more activities and lessons to share! (My notebooks full of ideas are locked, loaded and ready to go!)
My sweet husband built me a beautiful new office to create in, and I feel more inspired than ever to continue to create!

I have done what you do! My kids are grown and out of college now, but I have been a working mom my whole life, in fact, this is the first time in my adult life that I haven't had a contract to teach full time. I know how hard it is, how much work it is to be a teacher and a mom, and a wife, and a housekeeper, and the list goes on... Lots of juggling, it was my way of life. I loved lots of it, but if I'm being honest, there were times that all that juggling got pretty exhausting. It is my sincere hope that the resources I have written and will continue to create will in some way save you some time, make your life a little bit easier, and bring some enriching activities to your classroom! It is also my hope that the tips, tricks and insights from my years in the classroom can offer some perspective and hope for you on your teaching journey!

My fork in the road came last February. I took the path that I had never traveled on. It was a leap for me. There was so much safety in doing what I had always done. The unknown can be a bit scary.
I feel stronger as a teacher than I ever have. I LOVE sharing what I have learned along the way.
I tell you about my new chapter because you have been my customers, many of you have bought
multiple products from me, and every time you decide to buy from me I am so flattered!
Authenticity matters to me. You have trusted me to create resources for you to use with your kids! To me there is nothing more important than that!! I appreciate your support, kind feedback, and sweet words more than you'll ever know.
Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Oh my goodness how I miss my little peeps!! Five year olds are so my people!
One of things I will be doing in this new season of life is substitute teaching- hopefully lots of kinder classes! I will be excited to use my new resources in the classes I am guest teaching in, but since I won't have a classroom of my own I would love to see "action shots" of my resources being used!
This is where YOU come in! I wanted to make it fun, and I love interacting with my customers, so
I would love for you to send me your "in action" photos of your kids using the materials within my resources! So.... once a month I will be holding a drawing to win a Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card and a little surprise! Just email me your pictures (no faces please) at littlebirdkindergarten@gmail.com for your chance to win each month! Winners will be announced here on the blog,  on Facebook & Instagram.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my new season of life. I have so much to share... and now I have a little more time to do it. I am so excited & and so grateful for YOU!
xo



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