Monday, February 18, 2013

New Teacher Blog Tuesday & Some Freebies!

If you had Monday off, I certainly hope you enjoyed it!  I spent the day procrastinating doing my lesson plans!  I don’t know why I struggle with writing lesson plans every week.  I know what I am going to do, it’s just the getting them on paper part that I hate!  Anyone else suffer from this problem?
New Teacher Blog Tuesday
Anyways, here’s what you came for- our first new friend is Amber, from

1. Name of blog and link: Mrs. Laue’s Littles
2. Tell us about your blog and why you started it.
I have always loved looking at other people’s blogs and learning from them. I never thought that I really had it in me to do it myself. With some encouragement from friends and family I decided that I too could contribute. If my blog helps just one person, it is worth it. I have gained so many awesome ideas from blog hopping and truly feel I have become a better teacher because of it.
3. Tell us a little about your teaching background.
I have an interesting background in teaching. I began my career as our schools Art Teacher, after the first semester I was asked to do a semester long maternity leave in second grade. The following year I taught first grade and then was moved to kindergarten for 4 years. This year I am back in first grade with the same group of kids I had last year. As of now, the plan is for me to go back to kindergarten next year.
4. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
1.God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton (My family is the single most important thing to me)
2. I’m In a Hurry by Alabama (I always seem to be on the go)
3.Summer Girls by LFO (I live for swimming, bbq’s, and fires with s’mores)
4. Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 (because I am a HORRIBLE dancer, but in my mind “I got the moves like Jagger” everytime I attempt to bust a move!)
5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
*The hardest thing I have ever done is also the most rewarding…becoming a Mom for the first time. It was scary, exciting, nerve wrecking and phenomenal all at once. I won’t get into the back story right now, but parenthood was a journey for my husband and I with heartache before we were blessed.
6. What’s your favorite TV show?
Nashville and Chelsea Lately…a little drama and good laughs
7. Are you a Times New Roman or DJ Inkers kind of girl and why?
DJ Inkers for sure! Times New Roman…how average ;)
8. Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
29…AHHHHHHHHH will I really be 30 this year????
9. What was the last book you read?
The last book I read for fun was White Girl Problems by Babe Walker…raunchy and hilariously inappropriate. Not a book for everyone, but a book for everyone who likes adult humor.
10. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Laundry! I love my two girls but they create a ton of laundry!
11. Give us some links- Twitter, Pinterest, Teacher’s Pay Teachers, Facebook, a free teaching item etc.
Pinterest -
Teachers Pay Teachers Store -
*most of what is in my TPT store is free
Here is a link to some free alphabet flash cards that are one of my most popular free items:
Our second new blogger is Bex, from

1. Name of blog and link: Reading and Writing Redhead
2. Why did you start blogging?
I have always loved to read and write. I have written a novella for fun and used to write a lot on a live journal site. I also wrote for an online magazine awhile back but have not in a few years and missed it. I started getting involved in Teachers Pay Teachers, which connected me to many amazing blogs and teacher bloggers. They inspired me to start a teacher blog and share my experiences, ideas, and freebies with others. I have been loving it!
3. Tell us a little about your teaching background. I began as a language arts teaching assistant, then got my first job teaching second grade. I continued to teach second grade and have been at my current school for more than eleven years! I just complete my reading specialist degree and hope next fall to get a job in that area.
4. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
My wonderful boyfriend would say the Brad Paisley song “She’s Everything” is all about me which is so sweet. I would say right this second, other songs would include “Keep your Head Up” by Andy Grammar and “The Middle” by Jimmy Eats World. I also am a huge Drive-by Truckers fan, and love Wilco, Brad Paisley, and the super Shelton/Lambert combo (you know who I am talking about!)
5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
This is a toughie. I suppose when I went to Ireland for six months in college that was tough, but it turned out to be wonderful. I had never even been out of the country, and never lived out of my parents’ house or a dorm, and adjusted to being far away and being responsible for taking care of myself (budgeting, buying food, cleaning, managing the house). It was worth it!
6. What’s your favorite TV show?
I think overall, Friends is my all-time favorite show. In fact, I’m watching The One With the Girl from Poughkeepsie right now.
7. Are you a Times New Roman or DJ Inkers kind of girl and why?
I think DJ Inkers fonts are so fun and I personally prefer them, but I try and use more straightforward fonts for a lot of the work I make for my students.
8. Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
Well, when my students ask, I tell them I was born in 1974, so if they can solve 2013-1974, they can get the answer.
9. What was the last book you read?
I like to read more than one book, so right now I am about to finish Jeneration X by Jen Lancaster, a hilarious memoir, and I am a few chapters into Deadlocked, a recent book from the Southern Vampire Series (aka the one that inspired the show True Blood).
10. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
I don’t know what it is, but I DO not like ironing! I tend to pick out clothes that specifically need ironing!
11. Links: 
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1 comment:

  1. I saw your post on FB about being 1 person away from a big round number so I decided to check out your blog--LOve it! So that means I am your newest follower and you now have an amazing 700 followers. Feel free to hop over to my blog and check it out (I'm getting close but still feels so far from 100) Yes, I'm a newbie.
    More Than Math by Mo


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