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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Meet the Teacher

Okay, I keep seeing this cute little link-up, so I decided today was my time to join in!


I'm a Title I Reading Specialist for grades 3-5 just outside of Richmond, VA. I'm about to start my ninth year of teaching, and I've always been in the same school, just in different positions. I spent one year in 1st grade before the school transitioned from primary to preK-5, then I jumped ship as fast as I could to get into 4th. After teaching 4th for five years and finishing my master's degree, my principal asked me to switch to my current position. This will be my third year, and I love it!


My husband and I got married right after I graduated, and then I moved from GA to VA. It's taken a lot of time for me to adjust, but I really have started to love the city of Richmond! It's so unique, and we have AMAZING food! If you ever come to the area, I can give you a list a mile long of places to try.

We have one sweet little boy, Keagan, who is 2 1/2 and full of energy! He's learning so much right now (I think he's very smart), and he amazes me how much he has picked up on. We would love to have a second soon, but our family of 3 (plus two dogs) is enough for now!


THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

Books, Chick-fil-A, Shopping, Target, College football, My church (Remnant), Singing

IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?

Probably something related to chocolate. I would gladly take over Willy Wonka's if it existed! But more realistically, I'd love to be a children's author! I used to write stories in elementary school and would LOVE to publish a children's book one day.

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.

Laid-back, quiet (at first), friendly

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

"Oh yeah, I have time for that," said no teacher ever!

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

Probably Jennifer Lawrence. Once I saw her trip on her gown and make fun of herself, I knew she was my kind of person! I would also probably want some of my blogging buddies around!

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

Just a Plain Jane

 Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?

To be able to freeze time. I never feel like I have enough time to do everything I want.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING? 

"Life's tough. Get a helmet!" - Boy Meets World

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

That's a tough choice! I love so many songs...maybe something by Of Monsters and Men or The Civil Wars? I like that type of music a lot!

 Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL? 

Definite night owl! In college, I used to stay up until AT LEAST midnight. It was a difficult transition once I became a "real" adult! I usually am in bed by 10 now, but if I was able to sleep in longer, I would probably go back to staying up late.

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


I've been creating little mysteries for drawing conclusions for a little over a year, and I FINALLY decided to bundle them together a few weeks ago! My students and I always have so much fun solving the mysteries, and I love that they have to use their critical thinking skills. I plan to create even more, but so far I have nine of them. They can be purchased separately or altogether in my store!


Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU! 

I actually sing pretty well! I'm in one of our church's bands and LOVE to do it, but I'm usually pretty quiet about my ability.

Now it's your turn!



6 comments:

  1. Now I want Chick-Fil-A! All your favorites are my favorites too! And I think you picked a really good super power!

    -Caitlyn
    Fourth Grade Lemonade

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  2. Awwww that was so much fun to read! Your education career sounds like mine.....except I never did the first grade part. I taught fourth grade for 6 years....then jumped to a reading interventionist. :) Love my job!!

    Katie
    Mind Sparks

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  3. Gotta love Chickfila! And I love your Boy Meets World quote! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    Kelly
    Sliding Into Second Grade

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  4. Your blog design is precious!!! :) Loved getting to know a bit about you! :)

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  5. I was thinking about you today when I spent over an hour in Target even though I only had three items on my list. Also, have you ever been to Hershey, PA? A great place to take the kids and enjoy being surrounded by chocolate too! Also, I love The Civil Wars! :-)

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