Hey there, nice to meet you! I’m Bonnie, a second-grade teacher in a small mountain town in Montana. I love teaching, collaborating with other educators, creating resources for the classroom and I also love traveling and exploring new places. I have created this blog to share my love of all those things and give you a peek inside my classroom and a view of some of our traveling adventures. I became a teacher as a second career after working corporately in the U.S. and overseas. Teaching is hard, frustrating, exhilarating and fun all in a slightly messy package with smears of glue and colored markers. Honestly, I must say, I am so happy with my new career and much prefer spending my time in the classroom rather than in the boardroom.
The side photo is circa 1973 – Yes. this was a pretty standard Hannigan family photo. Sheesh, my poor parents, my siblings and I sure gave them a run for their money. I’m the one with the dirty feet and doing a handstand while my brother and sister are in the tree. I come from a hardworking, fun loving family and bring those values into the classroom and somehow, it works. My students and I laugh, make pinky promises, tell each other jokes, work hard and do cartwheels at recess.
I do whatever it takes to instill in my students, respect for others, a love of learning, and to be excited about coming to school.
Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace, I’m glad you’re here – Bonnie