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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Oh my goodness, it appears I am already falling off the blogging wagon!  I am savoring the last few moments of a splendid spring break with a cup of chamomile tea and scouring TpT for some good Morning Work.  I head back to school tomorrow after a blissful two weeks off.  It would probably make sense to formally introduce myself before I dive head first into my day-to-day school life tomorrow.   Here goes…

My name is Elizabeth Vericker, I am First Grade teacher in the New York metropolitan area.  Teaching has been my passion for the past six years.  I began my career as a special education aide in an inclusion Kindergarten classroom; and then I spent a year in a Direct Instruction mixed grade level room for children on the Autism spectrum.  From there, I moved to an all-boys school where I taught First and Second Grades as an Assistant Teacher.  Many people may react with, “YIKES! ALL BOYS?” but I loved it and both my all-boys and special education experiences have proven to be invaluable.  I call upon those “tricks of the trade” I picked up during those four years in my current classroom.  For the past two years I have been a First Grade Head Teacher at a co-ed school in NYC.  It has been a wonderfully exciting experience to have my own classroom.  I am fortunate enough to be at a school where teachers are “pioneers of their own curriculum” meaning we create every single thing we teach ourselves. It is both incredibly liberating and invigorating, yet also terrifying and a ton of work!  Another bonus- no Common Core or teaching standards to adhere to. Phew!

Okay, I am starting to sound too much like a resume here. Time to get personal… I married my husband this past July 20th.  We met New Years Eve of our senior year in college and finally tied the knot after five years of dating.  When we met his AIM screen name (remember those?!)  was TheKMan03 so that is what I will affectionately refer to him as from here on out.  I am the eldest of four children, one brother (25) and two sisters (22 and 13).  My youngest sister is adopted from China, which makes my family unique and I love it!  I also have a Westhighland White Terrier named Lucy who was a Christmas present way back in 7th grade (1998!).  Well, you have probably had just about enough of me for one night so I am saying, “sweet dreams”.  And good luck to all of you out there who are heading back to reality tomorrow ! 

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