Here’s a little about me for “Meet the Teacher Monday”!
Tell us a little something about you…
I am most proud of two things in my life… my husband Jeff and our daughter Amelia! Jeff and I celebrated our 7th anniversary this summer. Amelia turned 2 in April and is a bundle of fun and energy. Trust me–going back to school is going to be a bit tough… Mommy and Amelia have been enjoying a TON of summertime fun!!! I mean, how can you resist blue eyes and red curls!?
How long have you been teaching?
I’m happy to have the perspective from teaching K-2… but my heart is definitely in kindergarten. :o)
that even as a young girl, I knew I would live in Virginia when I grew up! My Mom grew up in North Carolina, and we lived in Pennsylvania. Every Easter we would drive (10 hours!) to visit my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in NC. Whenever we passed through VA, I would tell my parents–some day, I’m going to live here!
I think the area I’m most focusing on improving is organization–not the organization that everyone sees (because I am *obsessed* with labels, color coding, and other organization!!). I’m talking about the behind the scenes stuff… I completing redid my classroom files into binders this summer, organized my teaching iPod into play-lists, and I want to improve other *hidden* areas. This is the stuff that REALLY makes your teaching life easier!! :o)
BOOKS! Today was the first day I was back all day working in my room–and what is the first thing I worked on… washing book shelves and book tubs, and getting out my books! I LOVE having a classroom where other teachers come to look for books!!
Promethean Board! I can not believe I ever taught without one… it is such an integral part of our day.
Music! We love Heidi Songs, Jack Hartmann, Dr. Jean, Shari Sloane, and more!! I am a firm believer that if you put it to music, they will learn it!
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