Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Teacher Blog Tuesday & Some Freebies!

Welcome to New Teacher Blog Tuesday!  Each Tuesday I feature new bloggers.  If you would like to be featured, email me at dml8609@gmail.com.

Our first blogger is Amy from

1.            Name of blog and link: Eclectic Educating 

2.          Tell us about your blog and why you started it. I started my blog to collaborate and connect with other teachers. I wanted to develop relationships where I shared information, but also learned from others. My blog is called Eclectic Educating because I work with grades K-5 as a Title 1 intervention teacher. I post lessons for a variety of grade levels. You will find a little bit of everything!

3.            Tell us a little about your teaching background. This year I will be finishing my third year of teaching. For the past three years, I have been a Title 1 intervention teacher. I work with grades K-5 through inclusion and pull out intervention, with both reading and math. It's not what I originally envisioned myself doing, (I have a gen ed degree!) but I absolutely love it!

4.            What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
Anything Could Happen Ellie Goulding
The Times They are A Changing Bob Dylan

5.           What’s the hardest thing you've ever done? I had to take Physics for Engineers in college because it was the only course that met the requirements to graduate and fit into my schedule. Half of the class had flunked out by midterm! I really had to work for that one, and it has made me really appreciate the struggle some students go through at school.

6.           What’s your favorite TV show? New Girl! I think it is the funniest show I have ever seen. Tuesdays on Fox at 9 pm. Everyone needs to check it out!

7.           What is your favorite item of clothing and why? That is a tough one, but I would have to go with my “jeggings” from Old Navy. Before you go judging me, I put it in quotes for a reason! The best part about these jeans is that they don't feel like jeans, because they barely are, but everyone thinks they are jeans! No one believes me when I tell them that they are jeggings, which I rarely admit!

8.           Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake? 24, but 25 if this is posted after May 22nd!

9.           What was the last book you read? What are you going to read next? Gone Girl It had definitely been too long since I read a mystery. This book had me on the edge of my seat. I loved the plot twists, and the ending did not disappoint! I plan on reading Grimm Fairy Tales next. I just got a beautiful 1940s copy of the book from a library sale. Can you believe it was only $7?! The library never ceases to amaze me!

10.        What was the last thing that you ate that you really shouldn’t of? I really should not have eaten that last piece of pizza. You know when you are just the right amount of full and then you go and ruin it? My eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach.

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



Our next blogger is Erin from

1.            Name of blog and link:

2.          Tell us about your blog and why you started it.
I honestly created my blog to have a platform for more exposure to my products, but I’ve had so much fun connecting with other bloggers out there! I wasn’t expecting that!

3.            Tell us a little about your teaching background.
I’ve been teaching in a public board in Ontario, Canada for 15 years. I’ve taught grade 5 (or a split containing the grade) for the past 13 of those years! It is by far my favorite grade! I’ve been teaching at the same rural school for those 13 years as well! It is awesome seeing all the children in a family come through your classroom, graduate, and return as high school or university students! I’ve developed great relationships with so many parents after having several (or all!) of their children.

4.            What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
That is a near impossible question!! I am a music lover and I attend MANY concerts. I love everything from The Killers to Coldplay to The Beatles to The Stones to our hometown band, The Tragically Hip!

5.           What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Hmmm I have a wonderful life. It isnt one full of hardships, for sure Professionally, Id have to say completing my Specialist in Mathematics more than 10 years after graduating from university. I was so out of practice writing essays and all that goes with that. It was a great deal of work, but SO worth it!!
Personally, the hardest thing I’ve ever done would have to be seeing my mom into surgery after she was diagnosed with cancer. It was a success and she’s now healthy and active nearly 5 years later! J


6.           What’s your favorite TV show?
I’m not much of a TV watcher. I much prefer reading, listening to music or fiddling around on my computer!

7.           What is your favorite item of clothing and why?
Oh, a great pair of jeans, hands down!! Nothing feels better on than a great pair of jeans!!

8.           Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
Oh, boy 37. How can that be? Im still 22 in my brain!!

9.           What was the last book you read? What are you going to read next?
I read The Virgin Cure on my last beach vacation in March. I have dozens of books on my must-read list, but when I have the chance to start a new one it will be whichever speaks to me at the time. I never plan what comes next it depends on how Im feeling, my frame of mind, etc.

10.        What was the last thing that you ate that you really shouldn’t of?
Mini chocolate éclairs!

11.         Give us some links- Twitter, Pinterest, Teacher’s Pay Teachers, Facebook, a free teaching item etc.
            http://pinterest.com/ebeattie/

Teaching FREEBIES:
Multiplication Basic Facts Koosh Ball Game

Spelling/Vocabulary Word of the Day

Noggle (Number Boggle) sheet


4 comments:

  1. Following both blogs! So cute!!!! I just loveeee all the sharing of ideas!!!!!

    24/7 Teacher Amy Harrod

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  2. Thank you so much for posting, Dana! And thank you to Amy for popping over AND following!

    I appreciate the exposure - I'm working on a post to link to this!

    BTW... What's with the Anonymous comments? Are you being spammed?!

    ~Erin
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

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    1. Ha, yes, spam. Gone now! Thanks for stopping by!

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