Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Teacher Blog Tuesday

Today kicks off my new feature New Teacher Blog Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today's featured teacher is Cherie from The{mis}adventures of First Grade 

Cherie is a teacher from Arizona, who is sure to keep you laughing.  She's got great ideas and her hands full with 2 little boys!  Read on to discover some interesting facts about Cherie! 

      1.  Blog button

2.  Why did you start blogging?

I originally started a blog for my personal/family life just for the fun of it.  Blogging is therapeutic!  Then, as I became more and more obsessed with Pinterest, I noticed that most of the pins about school ideas were from blogs.  And as we all know, blogs are like Pringles.  Once you pop, you can’t stop!  So I quickly began spending entirely too much time on the computer finding awesome blogs that have ideas on organizing my classroom.  If you knew me in real life, you’d know that organization is NOT my thing.  Actually, I think I have a post about that.  I loved all the great ideas, and wanted to become one of the cool kids on the block, so I started a blog!  Now I just have to keep it interesting! :D

3.  Tell us a little about your teaching background.

I currently teach first grade.  I graduated from Uof A(rizona) in 2004, and since I student taught in the fall (the best time to do it!), I had a semester where I didn’t have a teaching position.  I moved to Ann Arbor and substituted there.  I ended up getting a full time job as a math interventionist at a charter school on the outskirts of Detroit.  Then, after a year of that, we moved back to Tucson, and I have been at the school I am at now for going on 7 years.  The first year was kindergarten, the rest was first.  I love first!

4. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Let’s see…  That could include a ton!  I would have to say the song for 2011 is “Oops I did it again” because I found out I was pregnant… and had a 5 month old.  Oiy vey.  For my life in general…  
Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle (cliché I know… but I’m such a daddy’s girl!  This song makes me cry EVERY time I hear it!)
1999 by Prince – It was our Senior year theme song ! ;)
A New Day Has Come by Celine Dion – for my boys
Smile By Uncle Kraker – This song is Nathan’s song ;)
Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes – Bryce’s song
Wide Awake by Katy Perry
And pretty much anything by Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, or Rob Thomas J  They “get” me
Just to name a few !

5.  What’s the hardest thing you've ever done?

There have been quite a few hard things.  But leaving the hospital without my son when he was born was probably the hardest.  He was almost 2 months premature, so I didn’t even get to touch him before he was whisked away to NICU.  Leaving him there when I was discharged was so intense.  I felt like I was leaving a part of myself.  Then every time I visited, I would have to do it again.  The good thing was that his nurses were fantastic, and I knew he was being taken care of. 

6.  What’s your favorite TV show?

HOUSE!  I am absolutely obsessed with House.  And it’s over!  GAH!  I want to cry.  I love his temperament.  He’s such a jerk, and yet you love him.  Plus, he’s pretty good looking, in my opinion! 

7.  Are you a Times New Roman or DJ Inkers kind of girl and why?

I am a DJ Inkers kind of girl!  Why?  Because who wants to live all rigid and standard?  Not I said the fly!  DJ Inkers brings fun and excitement!

8.   Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?

I don’t think I had one! Is that bad that I can’t remember?  My birthday is on New Year’s Eve, and I don’t actually remember what I did… Not much probably since I had a 3 month old and a 16 month old.  But if I did, there were 31.  Call in the firemen! 

9.  What was the last book you read?

Well, since I am boycotting Mr. Grey (for reasons that are funny, but not necessarily appropriate teehee), the last book I read was Mockingjay.  I really liked the whole trilogy, but the first (Hunger Games) was my favorite!

10.  What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Can I say all of them?  Haha  I really hate doing the laundry.  Not the loading part.  I actually like that. Makes me feel productive.  I hate putting the laundry away.  I will have piles on my bed for days.  Yep, I just sleep around them.  In fact, everything I’m wearing right now came off the bed this morning.  Another one that quite possibly passes putting away laundry is the litter box!  I just hate doing it!  And I definitely can’t bypass it and put it on the bed like the laundry.  Not a good idea. 

Now that you know Cherie, hop on over to her blog and show her some love!
Next Tuesday I will feature Michelle Hudgeons from Smitten with First.

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  1. Hey, that girl sounds pretty cool. haha just kidding! Thanks for featuring me!


    1. You're very welcome! This whole thing has been so much fun!

  2. I love finding new teacher blogs!!! Great post!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. What a cool idea! Love learning about the bloggers out there!

  4. I love that you are highlighting new teacher blogs!

  5. Great post! There are so many new teacher blogs out there! I have to agree with Cherie on the laundry. My hubby gets so upset because I hate putting it away- especially during the school year!

    tattling to the teacher

  6. I am glad you all like this idea! At the moment, I have a list of bloggers that will carry us through august!

  7. What a great idea for a blog feature! I will definitely be watching for new teachers :) Cherie, I just finished reading the Hunger Games trilogy too!

    Miss L (WBT Blog Bug)
    Miss L's Whole Brain Teaching

  8. What a great idea! As a newbie, I really appreciate teacher bloggers helping eachother out! =) I'm going to check out her blog as well!

    The Resource Room Teacher

  9. This is such a great idea..so many new teachers out tere and so many blogs..need to spread the bloggy-love. I am a new follower...would love for you to drop by my blog sometime and check it out!


  10. Hi!
    I've just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! Congrats!
    Come check it out!
    Miss Elementary

  11. I've awarded you with the One Lovely Blog Award and the Versatile Blogger award! Stop by to pick them up!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

  12. Hi there. I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by my blog to see what you have to do to redeem :)

    Versatile Blogger Award Post

  13. WOW! I love this idea, I know it can be daunting to get a new blog out there (at least for me).
    I am your new follower and I'm headed over to see Cherie's now!
    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

  14. I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award, too!

    Owl Things First

  15. Hi Dana! I'm a new follower of your blog & I love this new teacher feature!! I love helping new teachers & new bloggers and I think this is a great idea. :) I'm having a giveaway and I'll love for you to come follow me & join in!


    1. Thanks for stopping by, I am your newest follower!

  16. I awarded you One Lovely Blog, but it looks like you have that one already.


    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family


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