Hi everyone! I am so glad you are here! I’m Becca of Becca’s Music Room.
How I got Started
I got drafted into teaching Children’s Church. The week after I was too old to attend it as a child, my teacher announced that I was the new “helper”. I helped all of middle and most of high school, at which point I started teaching. From tenth grade on, I have been teaching 2 to 4 (yes, 4!) times per week. I learned how to manage kids and teach them about Jesus before I had any idea of what I was doing.
Four years of college and one semester of student teaching later, and I am an official music teacher! I teach elementary music at a Title I, inner city school in Savannah, Georgia. It is definitely not a walk in the park, but I love it. There are days that I think, “I cannot believe that someone pays me to do this.”
And other days that I think, “They do not pay me enough for this.”
But I figure as long as the good days outweigh the bad days, it will all be ok.
Really and truly, I do love it. I feel very called to work with children– especially children in high needs areas. They can be challenging (just like all children can be challenging), and they need teachers who are able to love on them everyday– even it that is in the form of a song or a game.
Other facts about me:
- I am married to the greatest guy in the world. He is super sweet, supportive, and continues to surprise me.
- We have two large dogs; a German Shepherd and a German Shepherd-Husky-something combo.
- My dad is the Assistant Principal at the high school two blocks from my school. We serve the same population, which is really fun.
- I love to paint (it is my destressor) and have an Etsy shop full of paintings. Check them out here.
What will be in my blog?
Teacher Tips: Anything to make your life easier.
Teaching Music: Because I am new to teaching, most of the posts for the time being will be about being a new teacher. I do not suppose to have any of the magic answers, especially because I am new! But hopefully I can help a new teacher or two out there.
Teacher Life: Because your life doesn’t stop at school!
Children’s Church: This I do know about. Lesson plans, behavior management idea, and any other ideas. My basic plan: help anyone who got drafted into helping out.
Let me know if there is anything that I can do to be more successful, help any of you, or just all over comments. Enjoy!