As a young girl and avid reader, I would immerse myself in Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables book series and be magically transported. Anne Shirley, or "Anne with an e," would always speak of her favorite family members and friends as "kindred spirits" or people who knew and understood her best.
Yesterday, I messaged a young teacher from Texas whose blog I've been following since this summer and she responded kindly and promptly with offers to help and encourage me as I continue my adventure into the educational blogosphere. Marcy at www.saddleupforsecondgrade.blogspot.com
is now a "kindred spirit," and I am so grateful!
A post she shared on her Facebook page last night led me to discover yet another like-minded educator or "kindred spirit" at http://tattooteacher.wordpress.com. This teacher's humor, style, and insight made me rejoice! She is a young, wise, and energetic teacher who truly "gets" the young children she mentors every day and knows that providing a warm supportive classroom environment and developmentally appropriate learning activities for them is much more important than "teaching to the test."
It feels good to have connected with these two women who are making a difference in the lives of their students each and every day, even if it is through cyberspace! Now it is time for me to prepare to connect with my little ones as we share stories about our weekends and wake up slowly together to learn something new on this marvelous Monday!