My name is Michelle Griffo and I have stumbled upon this blogging world, and have fallen in love! I feel like reading blogs, networking with teacher-bloggers, and PINTEREST, have made me grow more in this last year than getting my teaching credential and masters in education. Is it ok to say that? This interactive world of engaging with other teachers has sparked my creativity and passion for teaching in a way that I didn't think was possible. I have been blogging since January 2012 as a New Year's resolution. I am so excited to see where this new adventure takes me, and I will enjoy the ride along the way.
I am currently in my 6th year of teaching. My experience includes teaching one year in a 1st-2nd combo class, and 5 years in Kindergarten. I originally didn't want to teach little ones. My dream was to teach 4th grade, but because of the job market, you take what you are given. :) As it turns out, Kindergarten is where I have found my strengths and it has shaped my way of teaching new information to young minds, that are ready to soak up every word. I am open to switch to a different grade level, but at the same time, I am still being inspired to create and design lessons to teach Kindergarten students.
I am located in Southern California, and would love to meet anyone and everyone that is willing to talk all things: teaching, Target, crafting, and of course, blogging! Thank you for taking time to read my blog once, or every post I write. It means the world to me to be able to share ideas and learn from all of you!
Here is a picture of me in the "Big Apple" and a picture of the first day of school! :)