Hello and Welcome to Hedrich's Hive! My name is Antoinette Hedrich and I am thrilled to finally join the blogging community. My friends and family call me Toni and I hope you will too. I am a first grade teacher in New Jersey. I have been teaching for 15 years and I am getting ready to start my 13th year in first grade. My mother would share with everyone that I wanted to be a teacher since I was four years old. She was definitely right because I have never thought about doing anything else. I consider myself so lucky to be a teacher and I enjoy it today just as much, if not more, than when I started.
I have been married to my husband, Bill, for 6 years and we are blessed to have a beautiful daughter. I like so many of you that I follow am a very proud Mommy and look forward to sharing my family life as well as my teaching family. My daughter will be starting Kindergarten in September and we are all so excited. Her classroom will be just down the hall from my classroom. I am so fortunate that she will come to work with Mommy everyday and I will have the opportunity to share her Kindergarten experience so closely.
Last year as I was searching the Internet I came across several teacher blogs. After viewing a few I was instantly hooked and it did not take long for me to have a list of favorites. I knew from the first day that I would someday start my own blog. I have enjoyed reading your experiences and ideas from teachers all over the country. There have been so many times that I have read a post from someone in Texas, South Carolina and Georgia, just to name a few, and laughed out loud or said to myself that was just like my classroom today. No matter where we live we are all sharing the same wonderful experience of teaching.
In New Jersey we start school just after Labor Day each year. Like so many of you I have worked on new ideas and projects at home all summer. Over the next few weeks I will start by sharing pictures of my classroom and how I prepare for a new school year.
I am so excited to start this new journey and hope you will BUZZ on by to share it with me!