Saturday, February 5, 2011

Meet the Teacher

Welcome to The Grade Two Zoo!  I've been following some great teachers' blogs for awhile now and decided it was time to start my own. I can't wait to share ideas and continue to follow all the awesome teachers hanging out in "blog land". When I read about the "Meet the Teacher" linky party being hosted by Mrs. Carroll at The First Grade Parade (only my most favorite teaching blog!), I figured I should join. I mean what's a better way to kick-off a new blog than with some introductions?’s a little bit about me:

This is my first year of teaching. I teach second grade and absolutely love my job. 

That's me and my love! We've been together for a little over three years now and have two cute and mischievous dogs that keep us busy.

Tucker (with his most favorite toy EVER!)  

  Ellie (she's MUCH bigger now!) 
There's Tucker, the shih-tzu and the newest addition to our little family, Ellie, the border collie. Despite being quite the odd couple, they get along amazingly well and LOVE to play together. 

Brian and I moved into our house this past May (good-bye renting!) and are still busy renovating, remodeling, and decorating. We had to demo everything and start over, new siding and drywall, tearing down walls, the whole bit. It's been a long process. 

The year 2010 was fun, busy, and fulfilling for me - I graduated from college, taught preschool for about six months, moved to a new house in a new town, and got my dream job! It's been quite the adventure - I'm hoping 2011 will be just as fun and maybe a little less eventful!

Q & A
Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?                                             
A: Probably something "crafty", teaching channels all my creativity into something productive.  I'd need an outlet!

Q: What are your hobbies?                                                                                    
A: Spending time with my friends and family, cooking, finding new ideas for my classroom, sewing/quilting, playing with my puppies, hunting and fishing with Brian, and anything else that sounds fun!                                                                    

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?                     
A: A teacher...surprise surprise!

Q: What are your guilty pleasures?                                                    
A: Surfing the internet for teaching ideas for HOURS, watching lame reality shows on TLC, and eating too much chocolate!

Q: What is your biggest fear?!                                                         
A: I'm terrified of birds.

Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?                     
A: Depends on what kind of vacation -- sometimes I like to just relax, sometimes I like to try new things and be adventurous!

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?                                                   
A: Don't sweat the small stuff.

Q: What do you value most in others?                                                                   
A: Honesty.

Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?                                                                                                        
A: Diligence.

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the or dead...who would it be?                                                                                                 
A: My grandparents. I never knew them when I was old enough to remember what they were like, so that would be neat. 

Now tell us one random thing about yourself:

I don't like winter weather, but continue living in the frozen tundra (aka Wisconsin). GO PACK GO!

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Mrs. Harris said...

Welcome to blogland! :) I'm sure you'll get addicted as quickly as we all did!! :)

Rachelle said...

I love your blog name! So cute! And I enjoyed reading more about you!

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