Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Year Just Passed Us By

WOW! A lot has happened this past year. I went on our blog to update a few things and noticed that our last post was over a year ago. Having young kids people tell me all the time “treasure every moment because before you know it a year goes by, then 5, then 10 and all of a sudden they are married and have kids of their own”. YIKEEEESSSS a year has gone by in a blink of an eye. So, to those that have been following our humble little journey here are some updates.

·     Kelly got hitched this October and is loving life as a newlywed. She is currently the Math Coordinator at one of our local BOCES.

·     Diane is currently a 3rd grade teacher at a local rural school. After the crazy day of managing a classroom she goes home to her husband and 2 beautiful kiddos (4 year old and a 14 month old).  

·     Michele (that’s me!) I am the Instructional Coach at another local rural school in Western, NY. I am also a proud wife and mommy to a 3 year old and 20 month old.

·     Our book: The Math GNOMe and Common Core Four: Creating the Math Common Core Classroom has been picked up by a fabulous publishing company called Creative Teaching Press and is scheduled to meet the masses by catalog in a few months. We are beyond excited. This has been our humble little project for close to 3 years now and we are delighted by the journey by which is has taken us.

Our intention has been to create resources and share ideas for educators by educators. (Which we knew was very difficult to find - which is what lead us to this project)

We want The Math GNOMe and Common Core Four to simply be a theory of practice.

We hope and expect that teachers take this idea and make it their own.

We look forward to creating a community in which we can all share all our educational ideas as well as our adaptation experience of the Math GNOMe & CC4. 

We are inspired by amazing educators we have come across (well-known and unknown) and present to you framework, a starting point, and vision to create lifelong independent learners both for teachers and students. 

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