My name is Abigail Mularz and I am majoring in Elementary Education. I grew up living here in Mobile, but I moved to Baldwin County during high school with my father. My dad works in the oil industry so my sisters had a lot to do with raising me. The older I get the more I realize how much they have to do with most of my success. I graduated from Spanish Fort High School in 2010 and moved to Fairhope to attend Faulkner Community College the following school year. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Mobile Bay area the cities I am talking about are only about 30-45 minutes from Mobile. I loved living in Baldwin County and hope to return there after college.
All of my life I have been working with kids; my first job was actually at St. Paul’s extended care in Mobile off of Old Shell Road. Though it was my place of employment it was also an escape for me. The kids could light up my day no matter what, and that is why I loved it so much. I am currently working at Becks Daycare in Mobile off of Anchor Drive near St. Dominic’s. The daycare is where you can find me before, between, and after class. This isn’t because I have to be working all the time to support myself, this is because I love working with my kids that much! They aren’t the only ones learning; I too learn new things about kids every day from the teachers, and also from the kids themselves.
My Future Classroom
Thinking about my future classroom is something I do almost every day. Though, I don’t think I have learned enough about being a teacher to write a full grade “A” analysis of what my expectations are. I do know that I would love to incorporate art in the classroom as much as I can; I am a strong believer in exercising the imagination. Throughout my years of working with children outside of the classroom I have learned that the ages I enjoy working with the most range from five to nine. If I had my choice I’d either choose to teach kindergarten or first grade when I begin my career.
Randy Pausch’s video on time management can be a useful resource for anyone with time management problems. I however have very few problems with time management. Earlier I mentioned owing my success to my sisters; well, one of my many perks is that I love making to-do lists. I make a one every single day, and I make sure everything is crossed off by the time I end my day. If I was unable to do something on my list for the day I put it at the top of my list to do for the next day. I really liked what Randy Pausch had to say about planning, “failing to plan is planning to fail”. It’s so true. With a to-do list you can never blame yourself for forgetting to do something, without a plan or to-do list there’s a 50% chance you may not reach your goals.