Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet the Teacher

I am so excited to join the Meet the Teacher linky party hosted by Falling Into First.  I love the teacher blog world and follow so many amazing teachers.  It's nice to get to know the people behind the blog too.

So welcome to my Meet the Teacher post!


A little about me - I am a 40 something Christian, wife, mommy and teacher in Texas.  In a couple weeks I will be starting my 7th year of teaching (where did the time go?).  Prior to teaching I worked as an attorney.  Although I liked practicing law I didn't love it.  I LOVE teaching and am so blessed to have a job that I am truly passionate about.  I started my teaching career as a middle school dyslexia teacher.  I knew that my heart was with younger kids though.  I've taught three years of 3rd grade and this year will be starting my third year in kindergarten.  Oh I love kindergarten!


THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

Blue Jeans, Flip Flops (love my changeable strap flip flops by Lindsey Phillips), Eric Carle's art, picture books (I'm a little obsessed), Shakeology (my go-to breakfast!), Praise and Worship, my church,  and hanging with friends and family.


 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
Well I already tried the lawyer thing and in a pinch I could fall back on it but it would not be my first choice.  After this summer very productive summer I'd love to be a stay at home, homeschooling mom to my son.  I'd also love to write children's books!


THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Creative.  Passionate. Perfectionist.  

 
FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"

"The data gives you the whole picture"
 

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Wow- this is a tough one for me!  Too many people to choose from!
I'm going with a small dinner party so we can talk and I'll invite Walt Disney, Theodor Seuss Geisel, Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Maurice Sendak and Shel Silverstein.  

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

 She did What? 


 Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
I would choose the ability to think things into reality.  That would sure take multi-tasking to a new level!  And dinner would be ready when I got home from work!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

"You can do anything you put your mind to!" 
 

Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

 "Amazing Grace" 
 Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

Totally a morning person - now.  I used to call myself a 9-9 person.  But as I have gotten older I am totally a morning person.  I love my mornings and my little bit of quiet before the day starts!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

I love my Eric Carle Inspired classroom theme.  It makes my room so fun and fresh.  Here's a sample from that theme.


I also love my Multi-Sensory Sight Word Practice Pages.  I use these pages weekly to help my students reinforce their sight words.  I love that after a couple whole class modeling and practices they can do them independently.  It's also a great way to differentiate for my students!



Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!

In January I started a new journey toward a healthier lifestyle.  I've lost 75 pounds and have found a love for exercise!  Whoa - did I just say that??  I feel great and am overall a happier, healthier person.

One more - I love to travel and try new things.  So far my favorite country on this planet is Costa Rica!  Amazing beauty, friendly people, monkeys and volcanoes!  Need I say more?!?

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little.  Now head over to Falling Into First and find more of your favorite bloggers.



Back to School Shopping and Help Please!

OK - I need some help.  You see in January I started a new journey toward a healthier lifestyle.  I would not let myself buy new clothes until start of the new year.  I had so much fun shopping after losing 75 pounds.  I blogged about my shopping experience on my other blog I Can and So Can You. You can read the entire blog post here if you are interested.  But now I need your help deciding what to wear on the first day of school!  I guess after looking at the pictures I should say which of these chevron prints should I wear!  I never even noticed that until just now.  I do love me some chevron!  Leave your vote in the comments and pick my First Day of School Outfit!  I'll reveal the winner on the first day of school!

Choice 1

Choice 2

Choice 3
Thanks for your help!

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