Thank you for breaking away from your summer/work routines to join me in welcoming your children to Room 109! Isn't it amazing what one little visit to a classroom can do? I believe that we were able to help to take the edge off most anxious feelings that may bubble up for your children over this last weekend before school starts.
My only regret with such an overwhelmingly high turnout is that I was unable to chat with children and parents as much as I am in the habit of doing. Therefore, I thought I'd take a few minutes to tell you a bit about myself.
I have taught most recently in grades one and two in Freeport but have also worked as a Reading Specialist in Naples and Bridgton, Maine. Early in my career, I taught first and second grades in Londonderry, Vermont and later as a middle school content area Reading teacher in Springfield, Vermont. I honestly feel that my greatest professional honor is to receive siblings of former students and it is, therefore, my hope to see many of you in the years to come.
On a personal note, I live with my husband, Jim Lincoln, in South Freeport. Our daughters, Tara and Molly, have gone through the Freeport School System and have completed college. Tara has recently finished a Masters in Library Science and is presently working in Boston. Molly has just finished her undergraduate degree in Spanish and will be teaching in Spain this year. Our dogs, Keza and Lola, are ten-year-old sisters who love summer because we are able to give them so much attention. We fully expect the "Monday Mopes" to begin next week when they realize that the school year has begun and they are, once again, left to their own devices for the entire school day!
I hope this information about me helps a bit. As a parent, I vividly remember how odd it seemed to turn my daughters over to people I knew so little about. Thirty-three hours a week is a long time. Please realize that I am available to answer questions you may have.