Saturday, June 27, 2015

3-2-1 Teacher Bio {Weekend Warriors}

I am linking up with Weekend Warriors to let you know a little bit about myself. I love getting to know other teachers and thought this would be a fun way to do it.


1. I love being a teacher and I have wanted to be one every since I was a little girl. I even turned my closet into a classroom and taught my sister and gave her homework to do. Even when she was done playing with me I would continue to play teacher by myself and my Barbies. If you peak into my classroom I am always with my students. I am either sitting on the floor with them reading a story, sitting at their tables during math time, and even dancing during Go Noodle with them. I love my job and being able to be a kid at heart 7 hours a day is pretty awesome!!

2.  I absolutely love center time. I love making and creating fun and engaging centers for my students and this year I am even going to add an additional math center time. This is a time where my students get to unwind a little, have some fun, all while still learning. My favorite part about this time is working with individual students and small groups. I feel like this is when I do my best teaching. I get to know my students on a more personal level as well as adjust my instruction to meet their needs. It's also amazing to see my shy ones come out of their shells during small groups.

3. I have taught second grade for 6 years and I am starting my 2nd year in kindergarten. I loved second grade, but kindergarten is a completely different experience. There is nothing like it in any grade, it is a special time and place to be. I feel so fortunate to be the teacher to my 5 year olds... FIVE!! How crazy is that? I always knew that one day I would teach kindergarten because when I was in kindergarten myself, I fell in love with school and the idea of being a teacher.

  

 1. I love music. I cannot express how much I love it. I started playing piano when I was 11 years old and I was in band throughout high school and was even drum major my junior and senior year. I almost went to school to major is music so I could teach music, but elementary kept calling my name. Even though my sister is now a music teacher ;-) I have to listen to music wherever I am. My Spotify is the most random mix of songs you've ever heard. Some of my favorites are Panic at the Disco, The Beatles, Selena, Celine Dion, Simon and Garfunkel, 80s, Journey... I could go on forever.


1. One day my husband and I are going to move to California, even if it's just a year. It may be when I retire or we may even just take a year off before then to move to California. I love Disneyland and I would give anything to be an annual pass holder and be able to go every week. An even bigger dream would being able to work there, even if I was just serving churros. ;-)

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better. If you do this same post, please leave a link to your blog in the comments below so I can get to know you better!!

18 comments:

  1. It would be amazing to live that close to Disney and go there whenever I felt like going. I would find out what their less busy days/times are and go those days every week! I'm all over that! :)

    And I would definitely visit you at your churro stand LOL :-D

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    1. I heard the best day to go is on Super Bowl Sunday. I'm not a football person so that works out perfectly!!

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  2. Your classroom sounds like such a fun place! It's important to still be a bit kid like. The kids love that! I keep going back and forth on an EC planner, but everyone raves about them. One of these days...;) Disneyland is so much fun! It would be completely awesome to live close enough to go all the time! Thank you so much for linking up with us for Weekend Warriors!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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    1. I took a break from the EC planner for a couple years and then bought another one last year. I've gotten into decorating them so it's become a way to scrapbook and journal as well.

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  3. Love EC planners too, but last year my ceiling leaked in my classroom and totally ruined my entire plan book! Big bummer. My family is going on our 6th WDW trip this year. Never been to DL though... Maybe one day!

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    1. Oh no that's horrible!!! I'm always afraid of accidents happening and everything getting destroyed. Last year our sprinklers went off and three classrooms were destroyed.

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  4. I've been debating the whole EC planner thing. Maybe I should start with a life planner. I'm so torn. I'm a CA girl and I totally understand your love for Disneyland, I hope you get to fulfill your dream some day. Thank you so much for linking up with WW.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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    1. I started with a life planner. This will be my first year with the teacher planner. I'm going to be doing a post all about it with a video and everything if you are interested in seeing what it looks like.

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  5. Isn't Kindergarten the best!?! So sorry to hear about your EC planner! I love mine and also like to decorate it. I live in CA but NorCal so we don't get to Disneyland as often as we would like. How fun it would be to live so close. I hope you get to check that off your bucket list! Thanks for linking up with us today!
    Andrea
    Always Kindergarten

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    1. Yes, kindergarten is the best. I was always afraid of it, but now I know that it's not a scary place, it's a magical place. :-)

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  6. I'm also a teacher because I'm literally still a child. I definitely think it helps in my classroom. I used to not enjoy setting up centers, but that changed once I fell in LOVE with how it works in my classroom. I lived in Orlando, FL and had a Disney WORLD pass for 4 years and literally went every weekend! Never got tired of it! :) I recommend it for everyone!

    ♥ Stephanie
    Fishing for Education Blog

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    1. So jealous, I've never even been to Disney World. As far as centers go, they do take a lot of time to train the kids and prepare if you want to keep them fresh. I definitely think they are worth it though. :-)

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  7. I love my EC planner too!! Your classroom sounds like a fun place to be! Thanks for linking up with us!!! :)

    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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    1. I love how there are so many EC lovers out there!!

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  8. I love first grade the way you love Kindergarten! So much stinkin fun!!!!! Thanks so much for linking up with the Weekend Warriors! WE hope to have you back next month!

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    1. I taught 2nd grade and I loved it. I have now taught kindergarten and I love it. I think 1st would be a good grade to try since it's in between both!!

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  9. Oh Disney churros are the best!!! We go each year with my family and it's such a blast! I love stationery, too! I have more cards, notes and notebooks than I will probably ever need!

    Slainte,
    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

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  10. Firstly, I LOVE your blog name. Very creative and cute!
    Secondly, I am a HUGE kid at heat as well, so one of my favorite things about teaching is just conversing and relating to my students. They just LOVE it when they find out I love animated movies and playing silly little games! ;-)

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