Thursday, January 9, 2014

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!

I still haven't been able to wrap my head around this great gift from my district, but ready or not... here they come! Literally... they are being prepped for my classroom, as I type. Here's my proof! My name is even on the box so they REALLY ARE FOR MY CLASSROOM!

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!

BLOGOLOGIST....... What?!?!


  1. Awesome post Sara! I was entertained and chuckled several times! I think you are going to be an awesome blogger or blogologist!
    I look forward to working with you on this journey!

  2. Best of luck. Here's hoping Brent doesn't lead you too far astray. I'm only (partially) kidding :)

    1. I'm hoping that he doesn't send me in too many wrong directions!

  3. Heine, great first post! I really enjoyed reading it, and cannot wait to read more. You and your students are about to embark on an unforgettable adventure. As you continue to learn from all the successes and failures while using iPads, I am very excited to be a part of the conversations and experiences...even if it is mostly via blog. Time for you to "set" your students up for success - because your setting skills are amazing as well (on a completely unrelated note)!

  4. I know you'll do great things! We have a great support network at #fvfirebirds to help!

  5. Sara, your post is hysterical! And sounds just like you! I loved it! I cannot wait to see what great things you will have to share with your blog! I hope we will be able to share bunches and bunches of learning!