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I have been teaching Kindergarten for three years now and I am loving it. It is thrilling to see all the things students can learn in a year. I am excited to share all the things I have learned and hear from you as well. I actually have heard from several people who use my blog and it has been nice to keep these connections. I am really "Singing a New Song" and hope that my followers will benefit from my music and education background. I have started with this new banner and button. I hope you like it and look forward to interacting with you soon.

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