Hello! I am a grade five teacher from Regina, Saskatchewan, and this is my seventh year of teaching. I started my first year as the sole Arts Ed. teacher for over 800 K-8 students at two schools. That was pure insanity, as I was not even trained to teach Arts Ed., but you take what you can get in your first year. Since then, I have taught grades 4, 4/5, 5, and 6. This is my fifth Masters class in EC&I, and my second online class. In my spare time, I love do all things artsy and creative. I have a jewellery business called Three Little Birds Jewellery where I use vintage jewellery to create new pieces. It keeps me quite busy, and I have my line selling in a few stores in the city. I also absolutely love fashion, music, home decor, and anything vintage and retro! I was also busy for the past year planning my wedding, and was married to my husband Paul this August. Paul and I are both avid music followers and we love to attend concerts and music festivals together, as well as play our own music. Paul is also in a local band called Left English, so life is pretty busy around our house! Adding to our enjoyment is our pup, Lucy, who is a constant source of entertainment!
I will be using this blog to discuss my thoughts regarding my EC&I 831 class, articles that I read pertaining to the class, and anything related to social media and open education. I hope that you will comment when you see fit and that we can learn from each other. Also, feel free to follow me on Twitter @ChelsiGobeil.