Wednesday, 31 July 2013


Pinterest is the most deadly place for anyone who likes to do anything... there are so many great ideas floating around and not enough time to use them.  I'm eagerly awaiting the start of my Kindergarten position at a daycare that works under the Reggio Emilia philosophy.  On Pinterest I have re-Pinned many ways of integrating Reggio Emilia into Ontario's Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten Program and cannot wait to use them in my own classroom.  My plan is to use my blog to feature how Reggio has aided in the implementation of the ELK program at the daycare in which I work as Ontario continues to focus on a more play-based, child-directed approach in Kindergarten as a whole.  Let the learning begin!

Photo credit:  Early Learning HQ

Thursday, 18 July 2013

So... I'm back.

After a very, very long hiatus from the social media profiles I used back at Brock for my teacher education program, I'm back.  So much has happened over the last year and a bit that have brought me to where I'm at now:  on the verge of being the kindergarten teacher in a classroom at a daycare that I've spent lots of time working at since 2010.  I'm overjoyed, I'm nervous, I'm terrified... but mostly, I'm excited for a new challenge.  To be honest, after graduating from Brock I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.  I took some time to myself, reconnected with my family and friends, and then went back to work as a supply teacher at the daycare I'd been working at for a few years and was eventually hired on to work in an infant room, which is where I've been since last September.  Over the last few months I really wasn't sure if teaching was for me anymore... I didn't know if I had lost my passion, if my passion was ever really truly for teaching, and if I needed to consider a different career path altogether.  However, I was offered the position of kindergarten teacher and I couldn't pass up the opportunity - to work alongside an ECE I know is amazing, to stay in the building and with the organization I have come to know as a second home, and to go back to the age-group I had thought I wanted to teach from the get-go was too perfect to just let go because I was scared.

So, here I am.  A few weeks away and I will be embarking on my first year as a Certified Teacher in a recognized, licensed Early Learning Kindergarten Program.  I couldn't be more excited for the challenge!  Stay tuned to see how it all pans out :)