I’m entering my 14th year of teaching at the Thoreau School. During this time, I have taught both 4th and 5th grade. Five years ago, I became a blogger and at BLC conference, I learned that blogging is indeed a genre of writing and reading. This specific blog allows me to reflect on what is occurring in Room 218B, on my thoughts about teaching, learning, and living. When not blogging or teaching, I enjoy walking my Westie Kyla, chilling with my husband, watching my sons grow into men, collecting sand, reading, tracking turtles, taking pictures, exploring swamps and other unique ecosystems, and gardening. I am looking forward to another great year of learning.