Monday, May 20, 2013

I'm A Budding Blogger!

I'm linking up with Jess at I {Heart} Recess to share a little a bit about me. How fun!!  I'm a budding blogger since I have less that 200 followers.  I'm almost at 200...not a follower?  I'd love for you to help me get there!

1. Why did you start blogging?
I have been following teacher blogs for a while now, and I loved reading them!  I decided that it was time to start blogging.  I was worried that no one would care what I have to say or I would have nothing "blogworthy" to write about.  Heck-I still worry bout that, but I truly believe that blogging has strengthened my teaching.  I've also met some great bloggy friends! :)

2. What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
AHH!!  I seriously can't answer this.  I have my reading specialist certificate so I truly have a passion for teaching reading and writing.  However, I love love love teaching math! Science is also a blast because I can incorporate reading and writing strategies and do some fun experiments!  I was offered a reading specialist job for next year and I just couldn't take it!  I'm just so not ready to leave the self-contained classroom and begin able to teach all subjects!

3. Describe Your Teaching Style
I would say I am student-centered.  I love to have students create projects, be engaged, and be in charge of their own learning.  I want to create life-long learners and build students who are successful and love learning.  In my class we do guided reading, math rotations, and plenty of projects and experiments!  If you come in my classroom, it may look like chaos, but it's organized chaos and everyone will be able to tell you what they are doing and why they are doing it!  LOVE! :)

3. Three Interesting Facts About Me

1.  I love to shop!  I seriously have a shopping problem! I can go into Target for a few things and spend WAY more.  Please tell me I'm not alone!

2. I love the Chicago Cubs and I am a huge sports nut! I love to watch sports and cheer on my teams!

3.  I am a chronic worrier!  I worry about so many things that I don't have control over.  I HATE IT!  I am really trying to work on this and relax more!! 

3. Do I have a TpT store?

Yes!  I opened a store in December.  I love creating units for my classroom, so I figured I'd open a store! :)  Here are some of my favorite and most popular units!!

I hope that you enjoyed learning a little bit about me! 
 I can't wait to go check out all the other budding bloggers!!


  1. Thanks for linking up! Your TpT products look great!


    1. Thanks for hosting, Jess! :) I was excited to participate!

  2. Found your blog through the Budding Blog linky and am excited to be your newest follower! I can't tell you how many teachers out there seem to be addicted to Target! There are a few Target's being built near me up here in Canada and I'm so excited to see what all the fuss is about! Perhaps I should start saving now...


    The Imaginary Classroom

    1. Hi Margaux! I'm so glad you found my blog!! Oh my gosh- just you wait until you get a Target. First of all the dollar spot is amazing for teachers. And, well, they just have everything. We do our grocery shopping there, electronics, sports, everything!! You can go in with a $50 gift card and spend 200! haha! I'm so excited for you that you will have one near you!! :)

  3. Happy to have found your blog through the linky and to be your newest follower. And boy-oh-boy, Target is dangerous...but I LOVE it! :o)

    1. Thanks, Tara!! I'm glad that you found me!! Target is the best!! HAHA :)