The TeachThough 30 day challenge blog post prompt for today was harder than it seemed.
September 10- Share 5 random facts about yourself, 4 things from your bucket list, 3 things you hope for this year as an educator, 2 things that made you laugh or cry as an educator, 1 think you wish more people knew about you.
At first I didn't think it really got me reflecting so much, then I realized I didn't have to reflect on each one. My reflection was on the the fact that one of these list was harder to construct than the rest. MY BUCKET LIST!
Here's my attempt at the Random Facts About Me
Five random facts about me
- I have over 100 first cousins ~ Dad was one of 12 and Mom was one of 8 children. That generates a lot of 'cousins'
- French was my first language, but English is my stronger language. We grew up on American side of the US/Quebec border, where many of us started first grade not knowing any English.
- I grew up in a house with 5 girls (6 counting Mom) and only 1 bathroom and 1 phone (a party line at that)
- I currently live on the road full time in a 1983 Vintage Bluebird bus.
- Sister Edmund told me I could only move my lips in Chorus because I was so bad at singing, yet I gave birth to 3 incredible musicians.
|A recent family reunion with about half my cousins|
|Recent 5 sisters reunion|
On my bucket list
- Learning to dance - perhaps because its about movement - and I like to move
- Visit a pyramid - have always wanted to visit Egypt for it seems like an amazing miracle with the tools that were available at the time they were available
- Go on a vacation with my sisters - we need to spend more time together. The years we 5 girls grew up together seem too far away.
- Go on a safari? It's a natural world that seems so different than the one we live in.
- Make something really cool and more complex than the things I've been making before
- Kick off a mobile maker space
- Connect educators and students around all things STEAM
- All the ways there are in the world to keep students trapped in poverty
- The fact that people value creativity, but dismiss opportunities for some amazing creative ways to engage students in learning to AFTER SCHOOL or OUT OF SCHOOL activity