Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Teacher Blog Tuesday



Our first blogger today is April from

1.             Name of blog and link: A Day in the Life: An Educator’s Journey


2.          Tell us about your blog and why you started it.
       I have wanted to start a blog so many times over the past couple of years.  First I wanted to do something and simply write stories about my lessons learned in life.  Then as I created this blog, it came to me.  Write a blog about my passion.  I love teaching and love to share my stories with those I love. Why not share it with the blogging world?  So, here I am.

3.            Tell us a little about your teaching background.
       I have been teaching 5 full years and did a little bit of time the year before that, shortly after my graduation.  I have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and am currently trying to get my act together to go back for my Doctorate in Educational Leadership. I have taught 3rd, Kindergarten, First and Second, and in that order.  I love my job and especially love working with those in special need, whether behavioral or academic.

4.            What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
Broken Road- Rascal Flatts Version
After All- Meredith Andrews

5.           What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
In life, go through a miscarriage with our first child this year.
In School, switch from teaching 4th to Kindergarten 3 weeks before school started.

6.           What’s your favorite TV show?
       Pretty Little Memories

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


8.           Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
I don’t put candles on my cake. If I did, it would have been 28.

9.           What was the last book you read?
Hunger Games Series

10.        What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Cleaning the bathroom. YUCK!

11.         Give us some links- Twitter, Pinterest, Teacher’s Pay Teachers, Facebook, a free teaching item etc.
My TPT store

My favorite Freebie!!! This is my classroom management system I created for this year.  I LOVE IT!!!

My Fact Family Freebie

My teaching board on pinterest


Our second blogger is Melissa from


1.             Name of blog and link:
My blog is called Jungle Learners 

2.          Tell us about your blog and why you started it. 
I absolutely LOVE giraffes. One of my life dreams is to go on a safari in Africa and see all of the amazing animals there. (Side note: last summer my husband and I went to Arizona and I found out that at their zoo they let you FEED the Giraffes!! So I made him take me to their zoo JUST so I could feed the Giraffes. We were surrounded by little kids in line and I think I was more excited than any of them!!)

Because of my love for Jungle animals I decorated my classroom with this theme and have named my blog “Jungle Learners”. I originally started it to be a way of communicating with the parents in my class, but have just recently transitioned it to be a teacher blog.

3.            Tell us a little about your teaching background.
I am currently in my 4th year of teaching. I started in 2009 as a head teacher for a Head Start program. I taught preschool there for 3 years, until my husband got accepted into grad school last year for Physical Therapy and we had to move. I was fortunate enough to find a job after we moved at a private school teaching Kindergarten.and I am loving EVERY minute of it!

4.            What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
“For Good” from Wicked
“Love like Crazy” by Lee Brice
“Drivin’ Around Song” by Colt Ford (Feat. Jason Aldean)
“The Sound of Sunshine” by Michael Franti & Spearhead

5.           What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
I thought about making something up to make me sound more exciting like wrestling an alligator in the Everglades or scaling the cliffs of Mount Kilimanjaro but the truth of the matter is that I’m not quite that adventurous. (Maybe one day?) One of the hardest things I have done would be graduating High School with my Associates Degree. I had to take a bunch of college credit classes during HS and go to college classes throughout two different summer semesters as well to make it happen. {Wouldn't have done it without my mom either.}

6.           What’s your favorite TV show?
My husband and I LOVE Netflix. Our hands down favorite TV series we've watched is Prison Break. We’re considering naming our first boy Michael or Lincoln. For real! We are currently watching Parenthood and love that series as well!

7.           Are you a Times New Roman or DJ Inkers kind of girl/guy and why?
I have never used DJ Inkers.is that where everyone gets all of the adorable fonts they use!? I usually grab fonts from DaFont or cute ones I find on Pinterest. The fonts I currently love are “Rowdy Spunky” & “Noteworthy” 

8.           Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
24, soon to be 25! My birthday is in May.hopefully I won’t have a ¼ life crisis!

9.           What was the last book you read?
Honestly, “The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever!” by Teddy Slater. OTHER than children’s books, I’d have to say the Hunger Game series. A-MA-ZING! (Is anyone else anticipating the next movie release in November!?)

10.        What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Cooking! I don’t know WHY I despise it so much; I mean.we all have to eat! I have just never enjoyed it! I hope one day it will change, but in the mean time my husband is super good to me and cooks a lot right now. (And sometimes makes me help).

11.         Give us some links- Twitter, Pinterest, Teacher’s Pay Teachers, Facebook, a free teaching item etc.
I always have “Fans only Freebies” on my Facebook page if you want to check out the freebie going on right now!

I also have a “Number Surgery” freebie at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I did a blog post about it that you can read here. Or if you want to go directly to TPT and check it out click the picture below! {I’m working on a bigger unit to go along with this right now!}


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