Filed Under (general) by Lee Kolbert on 15-08-2010

I’m SO excited that a new school year is about to begin. Last year was my first year back in the classroom after working as a district administrator for 5 years. I taught elementary school for 20 years prior to that. As a matter of fact, for 3 of those years, I was right here at this very same school! So, I left the classroom and worked on special technology projects with the grown-ups in our district and was making lots more money,  so why did I return to teaching? Because I really missed the kids!

And it was a GREAT decision. I LOVED being back in the classroom last year and I am really looking forward to an even better year this year. One of the things I loved was how interesting each of my students were. It takes a little while to get to know everyone but I really loved learning about each and every one.

Sometimes, the first few days of school can be nerve-wracking. We tend to worry about what the expectations are and what others will think of us. I know when I meet someone new, I hope they will understand that sometimes I ask a lot of questions and repeat myself and it’s not because I’m trying to be rude but because I am curious or maybe I didn’t understand something.

What are some things you would like people to understand about you when you meet them for the first time? Please respond by clicking “Post a Comment” below. Your comment will not be seen by others until I approve it. If you are under 13, please:

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I am looking forward to reading your response and learning about you. I have a feeling we’ll be learning a lot from each other.

Mrs. Kolbert