I was a kindergarten teacher from 2007-2014 at which point I switched over to become an AIS Reading Teacher--all in a rural school district in NY. Teaching is my passion and my hobby. My son, Nolan, is my heart and soul. I am happily married to a wonderful man, Clay, and we are also proud parents of our fur babies: Olive and Pickles. I love all things Dr. Seuss, office supplies, and color-coding.
We took the kindergartners on a trip to the zoo this week, so naturally we were doing a writing piece about zoo animals. My TA, Laurie, was working with Amaya, who was trying to write "penguin" but had written an F in the word. Laurie asked the girl where she heard the F in penguin trying to get her to realize that there isn't one. Meanwhile, the student I was working with, Jake, said, "F in penguin?! Where's the F in penguin?! There's no F in penguin." Which sounded like, "Effin' penguin?! Where's the effin' penguin?! There's no effin' penguin."