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Who is Mrs. Landry

on May 9, 2012

I teach in a small school district in East Texas and love it!  I have been teaching for the past 6 (almost 7) years and I’m still going strong!  My first four years were spent in 2nd grade and I treasured that experience so much.  There’s something about that age group that is just so neat to watch- they are still so young and wanting to please you as well as be outright loving and yet becoming independent thinkers and learners.  Watching them make this transition is a real treat.  I have a special place in my heart for that age group (although my mother would say I have a special place in my heart for ALL kids…hmmm…maybe!).

But after my daughter was born 3 years ago, I decided I did not have enough new stuff going on that I just HAD to add a new grade level on top of that!  While my first year was a rough transition as I was learning motherhood as well a whole new teaching mind set, it was definitely worth it!  I get to watch my little ones make connections and start reading!  How cool is that?!  It’s awesome!  To be honest, first grade is what I thought I always wanted to teach from a young age as it was the grade level usually associated with learning to read.  Kindergarten now encourages that too but a lot of students need first grade to put what Kindergarten started into place and then BAM!  They become readers!

This makes me want to share why I always thought I’d teach first grade.  I remember reading my first story to my mom when I was in first grade.  I remember running into the house shouting, “Mommy!  I can read!  I can read!”  I remember sitting down with my reader and reading that story.  I remember the tears in my mother’s eyes as I finished and I remember the HUGE hug I got in the end.  Well that was the start of my reading obsession.  Since then, my parents could not get books OUT of my hands!  Combined with always working with little kids (being the oldest of 5 children certainly helps) and always loving school, it seemed only natural that I become a teacher.

So here I am!  So that’s a little about me.  I hope you continue to follow me!

Happy learning/teaching y’all!

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One response to “Who is Mrs. Landry

  1. Michelle Griffith says:

    Awesome Mrs. Landry! I love that you admit you would have drowned in plastic!! This will be exciting! Good Job!

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