Monday, April 9, 2012

Tag You're It!

I've been tagged by 2 awesome ladies - Donna at Math Coach's Corner: Got Math and Cynthia at 2nd Grade Pad. Here goes! :-)

* Post these rules* Answer the 10 questions that the tagger posted for you* Create 10 questions of your own to ask the people that you're about to tag* Tag 10 people and link them with your post (and let them know they've been tagged!)

The first one is Donna over at Math Coach's Corner: Got Math

1. Have you always wanted to teach? Yes, I have always wanted to be a teacher and have loved working with kids for as long as I can remember!
2. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? I have always really wanted to go to Australia - I would either do that or go back to the Amalfi Coast in Italy, because it was BEAUTIFUL!
3. Dogs or cats? DOGS!!! ;-)
4. How many different grades have you taught? 2 - 1st and 2nd
5. Are you more or a book or movie person? Book!!! I love going to movies, but I fall asleep during them quite often, and I always end up liking the book better anyway.
6. Describe a student who particularly touched you. Why? Being at a Title I school and seeing the students I work with, quite a few of them have really touched me, but the couple super special ones that have stuck out have all amazed me with their tenacity of spirit and their willingness to open up and let me in. Knowing that you've "opened up" a tough student and have made a difference and connected in some way is the most special feeling in the world.
7. If you found a spare $100, what are you likely to spend it on? Either a nice steak dinner or deposit it into the bank account.
8. Do you have a guilty pleasure TV show? Heck yes, but the question didn't say to name it, haha. ;-) I'm too embarrassed!
9. What famous person would you most like to have dinner with? I wish I could have eaten dinner with Harry S Truman - he is fascinating to me. As far as someone alive, if my husband would allow it, I wouldn't mind having dinner with Mark Whalberg, ha!
10. What's your favorite stress reliever? Hands down getting a massage!!!

The second one is from Cynthia over at 2nd Grade Pad. 

1)  How long have you been teaching? 7 years
2)  What college did you get your teaching degree from? Good ol' William Jewell College
3)  Who are the family members who live in your home? My husband, my dog Ringo, and myself!
4)  Do you have any pets and if so, what are their names? See above. :-)
5)  What is your biggest pet peeve? Rude people
6)  How long have you been blogging? Since last summer off and on, but really seriously since January/February
7)  What grades have you taught? 1st and 2nd
8)  What is the worse thing that ever happened to you in your teaching career? Hmm... I've had lots of embarrassing things happen, as I'm an incredibly clumsy person, but probably the worst thing that ever happened, is that in my 2nd year of teaching, I "forgot" about a student who was in the safe spot, and he fell asleep, and I took my class to dismissal without him. It was AWFUL - I felt HORRIBLE, and I never made that mistake again! Please don't judge!!! ;-)
9)  What is your least favorite thing about teaching? The sheer number of hours I put into my job :-)
10)  What will you do this summer while on break? Relax, swim, read, sit on Pinterest, travel, clean the house, cook, DIY projects, and start planning for next year! 
 Ok, here are the questions for the blogging friends I am about to tag:
1. What would you do if you couldn't teach?
2. What is your favorite sport and team?
3. What do you do to "get you through a rough day?"
4.Where would your dream home be?
5. What is your favorite thing to do to relax? 
6. What is your favorite season and why?
7. What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
8. Describe a student who has particularly touched you and tell why.
9. Regular Coke, Diet Coke, or Neither?
10. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you while teaching? 
Here are the friends I am tagging:
1.  Michelle at The 3am Teacher
3. Amanda and Lisa at Stories from Room 114
5. Rebecca at Darlin' in First
8. Amanda at First Grade Garden
10. Jeannie at Lessons of Literacy
Looking forward to reading all of your answers! :-)
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  1. Ha! Love your answer to who you would like to eat dinner with!
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. Thanks for tagging me! I promise to post by tomorrow.Great thing about long weekends are pajama days, but the downside is I procrastinate! Swamped already and I not even at work yet! :)

    Happy Monday to all!



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