Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Teacher Blog Tuesday with 4th Grade Dynamic Duo

It's Tuesday! Time for my New Teacher Blog Tuesday post! 
I'd like to introduce you to Mrs. South and Mrs. Moon of...
4th Grade Dynamic Duo

1.           Name of blog and link:
                        4th Grade Dynamic Duo

2.          Tell us about your blog and why you started it.
                        My best friend Michelle and I have always taught separate grade levels.  We have planned many lessons together and then adapted for our separate grade levels. This year we are finally getting to teach 4th grade together! We decided to join the blogging world so that we can share our different view points. Michelle being a veteran 4th grade teacher along with a new to 4th point of view provided by me.

3.           Tell us a little about your teaching background.
                        I am approaching my 5th year of teaching..  I have spent my teaching career bouncing from grade to grade and I have loved everyone. I’ve taught preschool, kindergarten, first, and second. This will be my first year in fourth.

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

            Hello World by Lady Antebellum
            I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes
            Breathe by Anna Nalick
            Right as Rain by Adele
            Dream On by Kelly Sweet
            One More Night by Maroon 5
            Wide Awake by Katy Perry
            Counting Stars by OneRepublic
5.          What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
                        The hardest thing I have ever done is raise a child that has Aniridia. We knew nothing about her disease when she was born and we are still learning every day. Raising a visually impaired child has been terrifying yet fulfilling at the same time. She humbles me and inspires me at the same time. I never would have asked for a child with a disability but now I can’t imagine my life any other way.

6.          What’s your favorite TV show?
            Staying up late with my husband and watching TV is one of my favorite activities. Lately we’ve been watching Castle and The Big Bang Theory.  If I’m by myself I watch Covert Affairs or Criminal Minds.  Criminal Minds creeps me out but I can’t stop watching it!

7.          What is your favorite item of clothing and why?
                        Fuzzy socks. I am ALWAYS cold. I keep fuzzy socks in my drawer at school, in the car, , and in my purse,. I put them on as soon as I get home. I wear them year-round.  I know they are totally geeky but I love them.
8.          Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
                        31! I’m not sure how that happened.

9.          What was the last book you read? What are you going to read next?
                        “Then Came You” part of the Animal Magnetism series by Jill Shalvis was my last read. Next up for my Kindle is “Buried Innocence” a Mary O’Reilly mystery by Terri Reid. This is one of my favorite series and I can’t wait to start this one.
10.      What was the last thing that you ate that you really shouldn’t of?
                        Paula Deen lemon bars. They are highly addictive and super easy to make.

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

I use this questionnaire EVERY year. It is my go to resource for getting to know my students. I hope you find it useful!

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