Thursday, August 25, 2011

Three for Thursday

Three for Thursday  
"Today's party is here to entertain you with THREE favorites...your favorite font, favorite blog, and favorite online resource" (Blog Hoppin').

My Favorite Font
My current favorite font (there are so many) is from Sugar Frog Fonts.

My Favorite Blog
How to choose a favorite?  There are so many that I love to read (take a look at my blogroll and the fabulous blog buttons at the bottom).

As I am new to working with younger children (9 years working with middle school students and now this year I am working with PK-3rd grade), I pick:

Mrs.Miner's Monkey Business

My Favorite Online Resource:
I can't just pick one here so I am going for my top two:  Google and Pinterest.
I get feeds for all the blogs I stalk :) through Google Reader.  I couldn't live without it and my classroom would not be same without all the ideas I get from the wonderful teachers out there.

Pinterest is my new best friend.  I am a very visual person, so I have always wanted a visual, online way to organize the great teaching resources online.  Enter Pinterest.  Now I have a "Pin It" button on my bookmark toolbar.  Problem solved.

Follow Me on Pinterest

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where it All Goes Down Wednesday

I'm Blog Hoppin' today for "Where it All Goes Down Wednesday."

Today is all about showing off your classroom.  I can't wait to get started looking at everyone's rooms.  I'm cheating today and linking to a post I did a few days ago about my classroom "A Visit to my Classroom."  Check it out and then hop over to Blog Hoppin' and link up your own rooms.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Meet the Teacher Monday

It is Teacher Week at Blog Hoppin'.  Today is Meet the Teacher Monday, where teacher bloggers from all over share a little bit about themselves.  
Tell us a little something about you...
I'm a small town girl living next to a big city.  I have a wonderful husband and a cat who we are sure is going to live forever.  She was old when we got her and we have had her ten years.  I love to read science fiction/fantasy and watch action movies.  My favorite book is a relatively unknown book:  Blue Moon Rising by Simon R. Green.  My favorite young adult series is The Hunger Games. 

How long have you been teaching?
I have just started my tenth year teaching.  I can't believe how the time has flown.  I have only worked in one school but have had different positions.  My current position is PK-3rd grade Master Teacher.  I am relying on all the great elementary blogs out there for ideas because I have only taught middle school (6th-8th grades) before this.  Change is not easy but it is invigorating.

You might not know... 
that I love to watching cooking shows (Food Network) but I cannot cook myself.  I have also picked up a new interest obsession, Pinterest.

What are you looking most forward to this school year?
I am looking forward to working with the wonderful group of teachers I will be helping this year.  I really do work with some of the best teachers out there.  They are as much of a resource to me as I am to them.  I am also looking forward to implementing all the great ideas I have been gathering from the fabulous blogs I follow.

What do you need to improve?

I need to work on modeling instead of telling, with my teachers and my students.  I need to be the model for my teachers so they can be a model for their students.

What teaching supplies can you *not* live without?
I CANNOT live without Sharpies, of any kind.  I LOVE the new Sharpie pens.  I also have every color of Sharpie marker and highlighter.  For making charts, I use the Flip Chart Markers from Sharpie.  I may have an addiction.

Second most important teaching supply - blogs.  I get the best ideas for classroom decorations, resources, lesson plans, and most importantly SUPPORT.

I'm Blog Hoppin'.  Are YOU?  Join the fun.  Add your link at Meet the Teacher Monday.


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