Hello All! My name is Sara Heine and I'm a 6th grade teacher at Fairview Elementary which is located in Bellevue, NE. This is my second year teaching in the big, bad world of elementary and before that, I taught three years of 7th and 8th grade math at Mission Middle School (also part of Bellevue Public Schools.)
I have to admit that I'm very unfamiliar with the blogging world. I think my largest fear about publishing my "online dear diary entries" is that I don't want to sound "stupid" (for lack of better words). I don't think of myself as a natural writer and am nervous that it will be difficult to come up with interesting topics to discuss, reflect on, and entertain my readers with!
However, I do feel that this experience will help me grow professionally as an educator. I think it will benefit me even more personally though, because I may finally gain the confidence that I need speak opening without fumbling over my own words. Initially, this will be a "one way conversation" so I can actually finish a thought without someone jumping in and stealing my thunder. Until, of course, they finish reading my blog and are thoroughly enlightened by my inspiring work as a 6th grade teacher and decide to comment on what they've just read. (P.S. You should try reading that last two sentences in one breath, with extremem emphasis on the commas, while progressively reading faster and faster to add more drama and effect!)
So you may be asking yourself "Why start blogging now?" Welp, here's your answer! An all powerful being forced me too! Can you believe that! The madness... life is just not fair! I'm actually completely lying. This blog is going to be my story of how my classroom was transformed after I received the a 1:1 ratio of iPads to students!
In conclusion (because I can feel myself start to ramble), I hope that my first blog has been a success since I still haven't discover the meaning of blogging. But maybe after some exploration, I will become a world renowned blogologist!