Friday, July 13, 2012

First Post!

 I decided to re-enter the blogging world after my neighbor started blogging this past Spring. First off I want to thank The 3am Teacher for the wonderful frames I used to create my title banner. I also want to thank Andrea at Reading Toward the Stars! for helping me figure out how to get the frames and how to use the computer to create the title banner.

I have followed several teacher blogs over the last two years, but never thought of creating my own. For the past two years I was the Social Studies Coach at my middle school, which means I helped out the 5 Social Studies teachers in the building, but I didn't have my own classes. This summer I found out that in August I will be going back into the classroom teaching writing with an emphasis on social studies. I will be teaching 6th graders, 7th graders, and 8th graders and thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to start blogging again.

My neighbor and I were throwing around names for this blog and stumbled upon the name Being Elementary in Middle School. We liked the title because I take strategies, like stations, that are traditionally used in elementary classrooms and use them in my middle school classrooms. I am looking forward to this venture and hope that you all enjoy the adventure as much as me!


  1. I'm your first follower! Welcome!!!

  2. Welcome to blogging! I'm not sure that I would be brave enough to teach middle school, but I love the idea that you bring elementary elements into middle school :-)

    MrsMc from Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!