Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hello, again

Hello again! I apologize for the absence of my posts. Here is an update on what I have been doing the last five months:

In January, I began working on my National Boards Portfolio and had very little time to plan my lessons and capture them on video. Not only was the portfolio deadline quickly approaching, my belly was growing as well! On March 29th, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy!
My maternity leave allowed me to take off the rest of the year. I worried little about my students because I had a retired music teacher filling in for me. I knew they were in great hands. It took me about a month to get out of the newborn coma and for the entire month of May, I've been using every spare moment to complete my portfolio entries. Today, I finally submitted my portfolio to be scored! I still have to take a computer-based test toward the end of June, but the biggest work is behind me! The results will be announced in December. I will keep you posted.

Now, I plan to get back into the swing of things and share some more posts. Here are some ideas for my first posts. Leave a comment to let me know what you would like to read about first.

1) Designing Interactive Flipcharts for Interactive Whiteboards
2) Click Clack Moo
3) Crazy Eights
4) Rap a Tap Tap
5) Farkle McBride
6) Arts & Humanities Program Reviews (Kentucky Accountability System)


  1. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy!!!! I would love to hear about Farkle McBride.

  2. Emily, Farkle just posted :) I hope you enjoy it.