I am so excited to finally begin my first teaching blog. It is something I have wanted to do for over a year, and as I am about to embark on some major changes in my teaching career, I thought now would be better than ever! So the first step was choosing a name for my blog. Of course, as an elementary teacher, I immediately started listing Z words that could go with Ziegler (my last name). You know how much primary teachers love alliteration! I considered "The Ziegler Zone", "Zaney Ziegler's Blog", or "The Ziggy Zone". Then I moved on to working with words that go with Kindergarten because that's what I get to teach this year! However, I doubt I'll be in Kindergarten forever (as you get to know more about me this comment will make more sense to you), so do I really want to start a blog and then just have to change it's name next year, or the year after that, or the year after that? So finally I decided to make it simple. Teaching with Mrs. Ziegler just sounded too generic and Teaching with Mrs. Z just doesn't roll off the tongue that easily, so Teaching with Z will have to do. Besides, after spending incredibly too much time obessing over the name of my blog I decided I was bored with that part of this process. I am ready to get on to the fun stuff, sharing things with you!
I will be super busy this coming week because I am moving from one school that is six minutes from my front door to another school that is just four minutes from my front door! In this economy, we can all celebrate saving mileage...no matter how small it may be, right? Unfortunately, I can not get in my new room to start setting up until mid-August (insert gasp here). So I have to store all my classroom things, an entire decade worth of stuff, in the gym until my room is ready (insert incredibly dramatic and stressful sigh here). But more importantly, I am going to the beach next week! Yay! Upon my return I can promise lots of new things for the blog. Since I can't actually work in my room this summer, that means I will be spending endless hours searching the internet for loads of great things for teaching and then I can post the most awesome things right here on my blog for all of you. Did I mention that this will be my first time teaching Kindergarten in ten years? EEK! I sure do have a lot of prep work ahead of me...I can't wait!
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