My name is Nichole and I am a blogger from Colorado! I am honored to be a part of One, Two, Three: Math Time. One of my very favorite things about blogging is the collaboration that can occur between teachers from all over the world! I'm excited to be a part of that on this collaborative blog. :-)
A Little About Me
I live in Colorado with my husband, two Golden Retrievers and a cranky tabby cat. I have lived here most of my life and I love it! We live on the plains, but the mountains are only a short drive away and we spend lots of summer weekends there to escape the heat.
|Last weekend near Rocky Mountain National Park...it's a moose. :-)|
Nichole + Math = A Rocky Start
During my first year or two of teaching, it became abundantly clear that my teaching skills in math were sorely lacking. I hated math as a kid. I HATED teaching it. And I hated that my students were most likely hating it too.
After my second year, I snatched up an opportunity to take a 2 week math course in the summer all about number and operations, and it literally changed everything about the way I was teaching math. One thing led to another and that one class turned into several more about different math topics and eventually a master's degree in middle level (4-8) mathematics teaching. Now, math is my favorite favorite favorite thing to teach! I always tell my students that I would teach math to them all day if our principal would let me.
I hope that I can share some helpful ideas with you through this blog and I can't wait to read some new ideas from the other wonderful collaborators! Thanks so much to Nicole for this great opportunity. :-)
~Nichole from The Craft of Teaching