Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you and your loved ones have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome! My name is Deborah Monroe. I am a first grade teacher in North Carolina. I have been teaching for 14 years. I am a single mom to a sweet ten year old boy that owns my heart. I love my job. However sometimes I feel like I am either a great mom or a great teacher but never both. When I was thinking of a name for my blog my son came up with Teaching One Step Ahead. He said "Mom, you work so hard and you are always ahead and caught up with everything."  Only if he knew the truth. Sometimes I feel like I am drowning and the list of things gets longer and longer. However, it doesn't matter to the children in our lives if we didn't get the things crossed off our list or we never got to do that cool project due to lack of money. What matters is that we are there for them and that they are loved.

I am so happy to finally have a blog. I have been stalking blogs for over a year now. I always dream about my blog post after lesson mishaps and triumphs. I can't believe how easy it is!! I can't wait to start this journey with you!