Sunday, June 30, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Linky Party


I am linking up with Flying Into First for her Let's Get Acquainted Linky Party! I love this as a new blogger because it really helps bloggers get to know each other better. Such a great idea! For my tic-tac-toe I am choosing the middle horizontal row.

1. Share about your first year teaching: I could not have been more excited to get my offer for a Kindergarten position at a wonderful school. However, along with the excitement came nerves, anxiety, and self-doubt. I was terrified that I wasn't going to do a good job, that the parents weren't going to like me, that the other teachers wouldn't think I was a good teacher, and the list goes on...But of course, all my worries and anxieties proved useless because my first year of teaching, though challenging of course, was amazing! I immediately fell in love with my students and I worked so hard to make sure I was doing my best to give each child what he or she needed. I received nothing but positive feedback from my fellow teachers and administrators. This I believe was key to having a great first year. I felt completely supported which was so motivating to me. I knew that I was not alone and that everyone at my school was on my side and willing to help me with whatever I needed. I feel so blessed to be at such a wonderful school!

2. My favorite school memory as a kid: My favorite memory was when I was in 5th grade. I had an amazing teacher who made it very clear that she believed in me. She was so encouraging and always pushed me to do my best. She pointed out some of my strengths that I didn't even know I had! This teacher had such a huge impact on me. I can only hope to impact my students in such a meaningful way.

3. Books I'm reading: Okay so this summer, I have several books that I have been meaning to read for YEARS! Yes, that is sad. I have been so busy with school stuff, taking care of my  husband and dogs, just life, that I haven't been reading like I used to. Right now, I am reading The Hunger Games trilogy. Next, I am going to finish reading the Harry Potter series. I still have 5, 6, and 7 to read. Somehow, I have managed to stay in the dark over the years about how this ends, thank goodness! Last, I really want to read The Host by Stephanie Meyer.


  1. We chose the same row to talk about! I was fully into Harry Potter as all the books were coming out, you won't be disappointed with how the last three books play out!

    Down Under Teacher

  2. I could not resist the temptation to stop in after reading your blog name! Welcome!

    Crystal Shepherd
    Lamppost in a STEM classroom

  3. Your blog is so cute! I love it! I agree with the dog part. Me and my mister got a puppy a year ago, WHEW! It has been crazy! To be consistent, here is a scenario: Read a few lines... dog starts to go bathroom IN THE HOUSE. Throws book down (did not bookmark my page) run outside with dog. Return to reading position.. "Where was I?"

    I know how that is.

    Lil Bit Country In the Classroom

  4. I love your blog! I found it through the Flying into First Grade linky party. How did you create your banner with the frog and the teacher? It is so cute!

    1. Hi Sarah! Thank you so much, you are so sweet! I love your blog as well! I purchased the character through iStock and I worked with The Posh Box who did my blog design.

  5. I found you through the Flying into First Grade Linky Party and I too, love your blog banner. How did you get that girl? I'm your newest follower!!!
    Mrs. Saunders' Lovelies!

    1. Hi Abby! Thank you so much for following me...Now I am your newest follower :) I purchased the character through istock and I worked with The Posh Box who did my blog design.