Tuesday, April 23, 2013

First Blog Post!

So I am just diving in head first to this whole blog thing...and kind of nervous about it. I don't know if nervous is a good word, but maybe a little skeptical? worried? I don't know how to describe it I suppose.

Everything started when a colleague of mine introduced me to Teachers Pay Teachers. We started by looking for stuff we could use in our lessons, and would not spend more than $1-$2. The more we looked, the more we decided we could make stuff ourselves. I started creating things around September or October 2012. My first quarter wasn't so great, but it was enough for me to realize that it was a great way to make extra money and it re-sparked something in me that had been slowly dying out the longer I taught. That sounds horrible, but it's true.

To sum it all up this is my sixth year teaching, I discovered Teachers Pay Teachers, I began teaching only 2nd grade ELAR, and I'm working with someone that still has the spark I remember having, and she's been teaching two years longer than I have! All of these things were my inspiration behind making so many products. I feel like I have been consumed with thinking about my next project for TpT, learning Adobe Photoshop (which right now seems impossible!) and becoming a better teacher.

So thank you for joining me on this journey, and please bear with me as I figure this blog thing out! (See my signature there...I'm still learning Photoshop....)

You love me!