Wow!  What a start to the year!

As most of you probably know, this year I thought it would be an excellent idea to return, full time, to the classroom.  After all, the BORN2READ® Experience of levelled readers was complete, (finally), and I had found myself hanging out by the fridge, far too many times from the hours of 8 to 4.  I needed another project.

As luck would have it, I was assigned a Prep Class and it has been absolutely full on!   The amount of online courses that I needed to complete and getting familiar with the operating systems of a school again, had me seriously questioning what I had signed up for.   And whilst the many changes that I noticed, caused me many restless nights, it was the things that hadn’t changed, that got me over the line.

These are the things that keep me motivated and extremely happy, to stroll down the hill, and into my classroom.

  • Teaching young children is amazing. They let you into their world, with no barriers held on their thoughts, their emotions or their ways of the world.
  • Their enthusiasm is contagious. They are eager to learn and really want to show you, just how much they know.
  • The caring nature that has been instilled in them, by their families, is obvious in the way they relate to one another. Already, they are a team, keeping an eye on each other.
  • And best of all, they join in my random dance routines (with or without music), with big smiles and a whole lot of craziness.

Ah, teaching Preppies, what’s not to love!

Until next time,

Best wishes,

Katrina Casey
Teacher and Author of the BORN2READ Reading Program