Happy Summer Vacation!

Happy Summer Vacation!

This is my very first school year to extend this late into the month of June and I am ready for summer! While I enjoyed having the extra time with my class and not feeling so rushed at the end of the year I am looking forward to summer. As a teacher, I appreciate the time to recharge and renew myself. So here is my teacher to do for Summer Vacation!

This summer many exciting things will be happening. First, the day after school gets out my parents are planning to visit me here in Poland. We are going on what will be a fun, yet hectic, trip around Europe. After that, I return to Krakow and will be getting ready for the next school year. I’m moving from grade 2 to grade 1. I’ve never been a classroom teacher for grade 1. I have done reading and math interventions for struggling readers and mathematicians but I am very excited to become a grade 1 classroom teacher.

I’m also diving back into blogging. It’s been a while since I have been in the teacher blogging world. When I lived in the states I frequently blogged and participated in Twitter chats but moving to Europe changed that up a bit. I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things again. I do miss blogging as a teacher and find that it helps me refine my craft

Bon Voyage! I Have An International Teaching Job

Bon Voyage! I Have An International Teaching Job

In 2010 I studied abroad in Valencia, Spain. The experience was so rewarding that I knew it would not be my last time going abroad. When I first started teaching I knew I needed to go back abroad to teach and so I set myself with a timeline. I want to teach abroad by the time I am 25. During my first 3 years teaching the idea of teaching internationally seemed so distant. At times it felt like it was completely unrealistic. After a job change, I realized it was closer than I thought and now that moment is here! While I am 26 now soon to be 27 I still have made my dreams come true! I could not be more excited about it.

Next year I will be teaching internationally in Poland. I am excited and nervous but I feel ready. It feels like the right choice. As a big believer in gut instinct, I think I am making a great choice. Get ready for some interesting and informative blog posts in the coming school year about international teaching!