Saturday, May 3, 2014


I was so thrilled when a greatly respected teacher and mentor sent me a message earlier this year.  Her name is Gwen Vann.  She was the most excellent Kindergarten teacher I'd ever met.  I remember at a baby shower thrown for CJ by my colleagues at the elementary school Gwen gifted me a book of nursery rhymes and instructed me to make sure that my new little man knew them before coming to kindergarten.  What wise instructions she had to share.  I remember feeling quite sad that she would be retiring before CJ would enter the doors of kindergarten. She was the type of teacher I knew I could trust with my most prized possession and teach him with the enthusiasm for life and learning that I shared.

Upon retiring, which is a difficult decision for those with teaching in their soul, Gwen had a desire to continue helping in the educational world.  Teacher2Teacher Educators Consignment Sale was born out of that desire.
I taught in the public schools for 4 years before resigning to stay at home, raise a family, and eventually find that homeschooling suited our needs.  In those 4 years the amount of books, supplies, manipulatives and classroom items that I purchased out of pocket was surprising.  Now, 5 years later, the items that have been in storage from teaching 1st grade are starting to be pulled out and used in our homeschool.  Having a set of 6 of everything isn't logical anymore.  There are materials that may only take us a day or week to learn from, and then what?  Storage again?  As a homeschooler there are numerous learning tools that are fantastic to have for a short time, but our kids are growing and will soon be onto the next stage of development requiring a different set of manipulatives.  I am so thrilled about the Denver Teacher2Teacher Educators Consignment Sale August 1-3, 2014.  It will give me a chance as a homeschooler to sell items taking up storage to other homeschoolers and teachers that will love them like we loved them.  It will also give me a chance to purchase items that we're now developmentally ready for but certainly don't need to purchase brand new.  It's a win-win situation that I'm totally excited about!  So, if you're in Colorado and have a need to sell or buy teacher stuff I hope you'll join me at the Teacher2Teacher Educators Consignment Sale!  Be sure to "Like" their FaceBook page to help get the word out!

1 comment:

  1. I think I'll be able to go and works out perfect being in Westminster. I'll add it to my calendar. Thanks for sharing.