Here are the upcoming conferences for the 2015-2016 school year:
I am a kindergarten teacher who loves her job!!!
Here is a post from Teacher Week 2013
He really LOVED this tree!
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|Can you spot Kim Adsit and Shari Sloane?|
|These wonderful photos are courtesy of What the Teacher Wants…You know that saying, “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas?” Well, my camera stayed in Vegas. I lost it! Boo!|
|The right lower hand corner photo is my sister and her awesome husband who taught Matt how to surf!|
I got to visit again with Kim Adsit and her girls! But most importantly… I got to meet her grandson!
Sweet! Sweet! Sweet!
Teacher week 2013
|Mr. W, me, and Baby Matthew…Ok… 3 weeks away from 16! YIKES!|
|Dexter… Everyday is a POOL day!|
|Emmett… the finder of all random bones in Maries County!|
|My Girls!!! They promise beautiful brown eggs in about 2 more months.|
|The calves… My husband reminds me that they are NOT pets… but they are so darn cute!|
Our son is a sophomore in high school… the light of our life. He runs track and cross-country and the boy can SING!
For the first part of my life I was a medical administrator. Great career, great people, but teaching has always been my dream. I have been teaching for 8 years, four years in second grade before I was asked to be help launch our Balance Literacy adoption in my district. I served as a Literacy Coach for two years. I loved collaborating with the other teachers, but I missed, missed, missed having my own class. So when a kindergarten position opened up, I begged and pleaded… Ta Da! I’m back in the classroom. Kindergarten is amazing and I’m here to stay!
Now the Q & A
Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?
A: Well, when I was 6, I wanted to be a waitress in a truck stop. Think of all the people I would have met! Now, if not a teacher, I would like to be a park ranger (see I’m still 6 years old).
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Teaching isn’t a hobby?! Spending time with my family, filling my roll as a taxi-service to my 15 year old son (8 months until he turns 16), and reading. I started running a year ago and completed my first half-marathon in October. I love cookbooks, but don’t like to cook…hmmm… I guess that means I just like food.
Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: Oops! I already answered that.
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A: Diet Coke, the entire food group known as The Cookie Food Group (can’t have them around), Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew… Seriously, I’m drawn to it like a moth to flame… weird!
Q: What is your biggest fear?!
A: Escalators (I blame it on George Jetson) and small, confined places.
Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?
A: Back to San Diego to visit my friends and family. Although… Italy has been calling my name.
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: Realize when you say something unkind, you can never take it back. People can forgive you, but they rarely forget it was ever said.
Q: What do you value most in others?
A: Integrity! I also look up to people who are active in their own destiny. If you are unhappy about something, take steps to see if you can change it… talk to the right people or make a change.
Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?
A: Resiliency. Being able to roll with the punches, then make a difference where you think you can.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?
A: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr!!! Shallow me: Hugh Jackman, Teacher me: Lucy Calkins