Saturday, June 27, 2015

Weekend Warriors: 3-2-1 Teacher Bio

I can not believe that June is almost over! The summer is going by so fast. We go back to school August 3rd so I have just over a month left!! I always enjoy the whole month of June and when July comes along I get into teacher mode. Planning out lists, buying supplies and creating things for my classroom and kinders:) I am excited to link up with some fabulous teacher bloggers for this month's installment for weekend warriors.
Here's how it works!

1. I absolutely love teaching kindergarten. I taught first grade for six years and I enjoyed it. I asked to move to kindergarten after a really tough year because I just needed a change. Nod your head if you've been there! After getting over the initial shock and exhaustion of the first few weeks in kindergarten I knew without a shadow of a doubt that is where I was suppose to be. I can not imaging teaching any other grade!!! There is just something so magical  about the journey through kindergarten. In August you have 20 little people walk into your room who have mostly never experienced school. They can not write their names, name any letters or add. Throughout the course of the year they bloom into thinkers and learners. That child who couldn't write his name for the first 2 months of kindergarten can now write a story with matching illustrations! The little girl who thought all 26  letters of the alphabet were the letter A can now read fluently and with expression. It truly is an amazing world and I wouldn't trade it for anything!!!

2. I am a HUGE Whole Brain Teaching enthusiast! I have been using for 5 years and can say it has changed my classroom management and student engagement 100%. School should be fun with WBT you still are teaching all those standards you are just giving the info to them in small chunks and the kids are using gestures and teaching each other along the way! If you have never heard of WBT or are interested in finding out more hop over to the Whole Brain Teaching Website

3. Lastly I am a planner! I need to know exactly what is going to happen in my classroom for the week and can't leave in the afternoons until I am ready for the next day. I tend to plan for several weeks at a time and have a filling cabinet that has my center activities, whole group activities and any copies I need ready to go:) 
1. I have a maxi skirt addiction! I love them. They are so comfortable and fun. When I find one I like I generally will buy it in several colors. Thank you Target, Ross and Rue 21 for feeding my habit. 

2. I am also a list maker....sometimes my lists have lists! I am guilty of going back and adding something to my list I have done but wasn't on the list originally so I can mark it off. You know my fellow list makers are guilty of this as well! My laptop, teacher table, refrigerator and vanity mirror are usually home to several sticky notes. I also have a few notebooks for lists as well. 

I would love to visit Paris. I started a savings account for it so lets hope it grows quickly ha! I hope to go in the next few years!

I hope you enjoyed reading my teacher bio thank you for stopping by. Link up with the Weekend Warriors below to read about other teachers and join in on the fun! Happy June!

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  1. I also LOVE teaching kindergarten!!! The growth they make throughout the school year is amazing to watch!! I put that I want to go on a European Vacation for my bucket list item so I am right there with you on a trip to Paris!! Thanks for sharing about yourself!
    ~Heather :)
    Recipe for Teaching

  2. I can totally relate with your list making tendencies...guilty! Haha! I'm a planner too. I have to know what I am doing and I have to have it all ready and set to go ahead of time. I just cannot prep the morning of (unless I wake up with a stroke of genius and decide to add something to our already jam packed day). ;) Paris would be an amazing place to visit! I hope you do get there someday. Thank you for linking up with us!

    Primarily Speaking

  3. I just taught my first year in kindergarten after six years in second grade and I loved it. Yes, after you get past the beginning shock and exhaustion, it's the best!!

  4. I loved getting to read so much about you!! I too believe that kindergarten is a calling and there is no other place I'd rather be! I love to see how my kinders grow and change throughout the year! Also, I am often guilty of adding things to my To Do List that I have already done just so I can have the pleasure of crossing them off! I have lists everywhere for everything!
    I hope that you get to Paris someday soon! You deserve to get to fulfill this dream!
    I had a great time reading about you during this linky, thanks so much for sharing with us! I would LOVE for you to come over and link up for Spotlight Saturday too!! :-)
    I hope you have an amazing week!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Kindergarten Dragons

  5. I think if you teach Kinder for more than a year or two, then you were born to do it! We are a different breed for sure. I am a total planner, too! And making those lists is a part of my planning. So glad you linked up with us today. I hope you get to check Paris off of your list soon!
    Always Kindergarten

  6. I was also born to teach kindergarten! :-)

  7. I admire you kinder teachers. I moved down from second grade to first grade and everything was so different and new. I can't imagine teaching them everything from scratch! You guys take the brunt for us first grade teachers and I appreciate you :-)

  8. Maxi skirts are just so comfortable!!!! I've got a bit of an obsession as well, but also for maxi dresses. :) I'm also a list maker as well, making lists on anything and everything! I hope you get to go to Paris some day, it's on my list as well!

    ♥ Stephanie
    Fishing for Education Blog

  9. I make a list for everything too. I make lists for my lists, HA! I hope you make it to Paris soon!!!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  10. The way you feel about Kinder is how I feel about First Grade. My heart and soul is in it FOREVER!!!! Paris is closer than you think for a trip! I always thought that travelling to Italy was never going to happen but last June my husband and I flew there for our honeymoon and spent two weeks immersing ourselves in the old life! Can't wait to go back! Fingers Crossed Paris is right around the corner for you! Thanks so much for joining our linky! We hope to see you back again next month!

  11. I am interested in learning more about WBT! Do you have any suggestions for beginners?

  12. Aren't lists the best? I feel so accomplished when I can cross something off of it! Haha Paris is amazing and you should find a way to get there just for the nutella crepes :)

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  13. I'll admit it- I have an obsession with Maxi skirts and dresses. Who doesn't love just slipping on a skirt and cute top or dress and going? Call me lazy, but I'm a fan of it. So glad to have found your blog through the link. You definitely have a new follower!

    Yee-Haw in Kindergarten