So, I am taking two ESL courses to get my endorsement. Also, our district pays us for these course, so I figured why not. I teach at a school that has a high ESL population, so I figured hopefully I can gain more knowledge to better serve them in learning. However, I am quite apprehensive when it comes to doing classes myself. I haven't had to write a paper, or post a discussion, or research stuff since I finished my master's degree in Reading three years ago. As I was reading my first chapter about linguistics and the study of how people communicate and why we use words for specific meanings, I came across this comment that I will leave you to ponder: "Why do we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway????? LOL!!
I currently teach first grade in Hays, Kansas. I have taught for eight years so far starting out in third grade for two years, moving to first grade for one year, then a 5/6th grade Math, Science, and Social Studies class. I then moved to 7th grade Reading as I finished up my master's in Reading. I loved middle school but really missed the little ones. So I am finally back in first grade and I love it.