Monday, August 12, 2013

Teacher Week '13: Let's Talk About Me Monday

It's Teacher Week over at Blog Hoppin!  My favorite week of the Blog-Year!  Okay, yeah I just made that up, but you know what I mean.

Here are 10 things about me!

I'm not a second grade teacher anymore!  After 4 and a half years in second, I am moving up to fifth grade.  As much as I loved second grade, but I am super excited about my new adventure.  When I told my family and friends I was moving, their first question was, "What about your blog??"  I made the decision to start a whole new blog that won't be grade-specific.  It was a huge decision that I am super nervous about.  Come check it out!  It's called The Colorful Apple.  Make sure you follow me because there are a lot of prizes in store for my fans (next week)!

In my mind, I've been a teacher all my life.  The day I met my kindergarten teacher, I knew I wanted to be one when I grew up.  It probably helps that a majority of my family are teachers too!  I was that girl who had my own classroom set up in my basement.

Family is super important to me! My husband and I both come from large, close families.   I've been on vacation fro 2 weeks and it is the longest I have gone without seeing them.  I miss them!  I am very lucky to grow up with such a supportive, caring, loving family.

My husband and I at our reherasal dinner.  He loves Star Wars so my brother made him a Yoda cake!

My siblings at my sister's wedding this summer.

I'm not a big clothes or shoes kinda girl, but I LOVE purses!  I buy them all the time.  It drives my husband crazy but he humors me because he knows how obsessed I am.  It probably doesn't help that I like expensive purses.  But.  I refuse to pay full price for them.  I only buy them at the outlet stores when they are 80% off. 

Growing up, we never had any animals.  There was the occasional fish, but they never lasted long.  I never had any inclination to get an animal until recently.  After we moved into our house, we got a Yorkie.   To say that I am obsessed with him is an understatement!  I have been away from him for over 2 weeks and I miss him terribly right now!

Raleigh keeping an eye on the neighborhood.

I eat like a 5-year old.  I would take macaroni and cheese over a steak any day.  I don't eat my vegetables.  I love chicken nuggets.  Again, this drives my husband crazy.  It used to drive my mother crazy too, but I think she gave up on me.  I also hate to cook.  Good thing my husband likes to!

I'm not a huge TV/movie person.  I'll turn the TV on, but just for background noise.  I can't just sit and watch a movie.  I get bored too easily.  Friends and Big Bang Theory are my favorite shows, though.

I am super organized and neat.  I always have been.  My friends and family totally tease me about it, but I'm okay with that!  In college, my roommate was not neat and you could literally see the line down the middle of the room (we did get along though!).  I have had colleagues offer to pay me to organize their classrooms.  Maybe one day, I'll be an interior {classroom} decorator!
As you can see in the photo above, I am the shortest of all my siblings.  You can't tell, but I have very high heels on.  I am also the oldest out of the four of us.  My husband is the youngest of his (5) siblings and is the tallest.

 Here's further proof. Super high-heels. Still the shortest. By a lot.

I love New England sports! Mainly the Red Sox and the Patriots.  I have never been to a Patriots game before {too cold}, but I love watching them every Sunday in the fall!  Red Sox games are my favorite to attend.  Love Fenway Park!

My bachelorette party at a Red Sox game.

This is what the rest of the week looks like - come join in the fun!


  1. The new blog looks wonderful!!!!

  2. I knew something was up when I saw you on instagram under The Colorful Apple! I love the new look and name! Too cute! I can't wait to hear more about your adventure in 5th grade!


  3. Went to my first Red Sox game this summer! I was amazing...I don't have words to explain it, but all who love baseball need to experience a game at Fenway.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  4. Great ideas, help and blog! Thanks for caring and sharing with everyone.
    Mrs. Jackson's Classroom-Pre-K-12 Themes, Lesson Plans, Resources, Activities, Crafts, Ideas

    Teacher classroom website of resources to plan themes, lessons, holidays, projects, activities, parties, and to give the best links, ideas, and info for students, teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. Great ideas for learning! Tons of themes and fun for all! I have a blog with teaching activities, too.

    Mrs. Charlotte Jackson

  5. I'm moving to 5th grade, too! Well, actually, already did since today was our first day. Glad that I'll have you as a resource :) We never could have animals growing up either...I think its hilarious now that all 5 of us have dogs now! My parents have grown to love their grand-dogs, though :)

    Teachery Tidbits

  6. I can't believe your moving to 5th! Good for you! Have a wonderful school year!
    Rambling About Reading

  7. Congrats on 5th! I am now a follower of the new blog. More importantly.... i LOVE your doggie!! We have 2 yorkies, and my oldest Quinn, looks just like Raleigh. I am in love and extremely obsessed. He is my whole world and I miss him by noon!!!

    A New Teacher's Journey

  8. Good luck with the move to 5th grade. I totally get the eating like a 5 year old. I used to get made fun of at my old school for bringing PB&J for lunch :-).

    Team V's Second Grade Fun

  9. I can't wait to check out your new blog! Best of luck in 5th grade!

    A Rocky Top Teacher

  10. I will miss you in 2ns but I'm sure you will rock it out in 5th!! Heading to the new blog!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  11. Congrats on your new blog & good luck in 5th grade! I was wondering if you had any tips or tricks in how to get more followers on TpT and also more followers to my blog?? I really enjoy following you! Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!


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