Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Teacher Blog Tuesday


For you that don’t know, every Tuesday I feature bloggers who are new, or newish, to the blogging world.  If this describes you, email me at dml8609@gmail.com and I will send you the form. 
I encourage you to go check out these new bloggers and help them out in the blogging world.

Our first new friend is Jennifer from Live.Teach.Create
1.             Name of blog and link:  Live.Teach.Create 


2.           Why did you start blogging? I started blogging way back in 2004 as a way to journal my days as a teacher and just the random things that I did. My blog has changed its location many times over the years as well as the topic at hand. It all comes back to being my blog and takes me where my life is going.


3.             Tell us a little about your teaching background. I began teaching in 2004 in 5th grade in a small town in Texas. I moved back to my home district the next year and stayed in 5th grade another year before moving down to 2nd grade for 3 years. After getting my master’s degree and meeting my husband I wanted a change and took time to apply for the doctoral program and moved to Austin, Texas. Of course in 2009 this was probably the worst time to do this as after 8 months of interviewing and living apart as newlyweds, I conceded and moved back to the Dallas area where I was quickly hired and have worked for since January 2010 as a Middle School Math Teacher. I absolutely love my work and have added in Special Education this year as well. I believe that I have been put in every job for a reason and will always have a reason to teach the students I am blessed with each year.

4.             What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life? Lots of Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, and Little Big Town


5.           What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? The hardest thing for me was to realize that my first marriage was not the right thing for me. It took 2 years to come to that conclusion and I am so happy that I did because I found the best man that completes me in each and every way. {Love you M!}

6.           What’s your favorite TV show? Just one? Bones or Criminal Minds

7.            Are you a Times New Roman or DJ Inkers kind of girl and why? I would have to be DJ Inkers kind of girl. I like variety!

8.           Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake? 31

9.            What was the last book you read? Umm, I’ve been in the middle of reading Circus fo the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton for about 6 months now.

10.         What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Dishes!


Our second new friend is Kim from Teaching Beginning SpanishSounds.
1.             Name of blog and link:
Teaching Beginning Spanish Sounds
2.           Why did you start blogging?
I wanted to connect to other preschool bilingual teachers. I also started a company and wanted a way to talk about our creations.

3.             Tell us a little about your teaching background.
I have 33 years of teaching experience in a bilingual classroom. All of those years have been in the primary and early childhood classroom.

4.             What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
Bleeding Love
Bad
Beat It
Mmm Bop
5.           What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
I ran 4 marathons in one year. Talk about tearing up your body!!

6.           What’s your favorite TV show?
I am addicted to Revenge. I am way too nice to do anything mean to anyone else so I like watching someone else do it. 

7.            Are you a Times New Roman or DJ Inkers kind of girl and why?
I am totally a DJ girl. I even did some work for them using their graphics. That experience pointed me in the direction of starting my own business.

8.           Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
Can’t remember what those numbers were.

9.            What was the last book you read?
Elf on the Shelf to my 8 year old twins. They love this book and still believe that Elfy is real.

10.         What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
I hate cleaning anything!!  I would love a genie that would make my house clean itself. 

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Dana,

    I just came across your blog...it's cool and full of helpful materials and resources...Looking forward to seeing more this coming New Year...

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    1. Great! I'm so glad you stopped by,
      Dana

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  2. I am your newest follower! I look forward to reading more!

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  3. I Emailed you at your gmail address about the new teacher Tuesday. From but it kept getting sent back to me :( Are you still sending forms out ? I'd love to join in in 2013 possibly.

    I'm at readingandwritingredhead@gmail.com :)

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