Yesterday we successfully and calmly made our butterflies. Something that occurred to me that I had not thought of before, was that I have never taught my students how to paint. I've always assumed that they know how, but as I watched them during previous painting projects I realized that they really don't know about using watercolors. What happens is their paper gets completely soaked by the water and there is very little color. So we spent part of our day practicing using watercolors. It's amazing how many things I always assume my students know how to do.
I have been teaching 12 years, all of them in grades k-2. I am currently teaching a k-1st loop and loving it.( I have my bachelor and master degrees in elementary education and last year I earned my National Board Certification in Early Childhood Education. I have 2 darling daughters (most of the time) and a wonderful husband, Mr. M. I love cooking, doing anything in the outdoors and traveling.