Meet the Teacher Series 2014 - Come and get to know ME


I always enjoy getting to know my teacher blogger friends a bit better, and I've had so much fun reading the posts in this series, that I just HAD to link up myself.  You can find the linky party over at Falling Into First.  Here's a little bit about me.......

I'm married to a high school English teacher - celebrating 14 years this October!  And I'm a mama to these two sweet kiddos - heading into second and fifth grades this year!  My son loves hockey and soccer and my daughter is an animal lover and dancer!




(My girl is in the middle)

This is my 12th year teaching 5th grade in Michigan.  I've always lived in Michigan.  I earned my bachelor's degree in Journalism/Graphic Design from Alma College (go Gamma Phi!) and I went back to school a few years later for my teaching certificate and master's degree as a literacy specialist K-12.  

 



THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
  1. Reading - there's never enough time for all the books I want to read! I especially love young adult lit, historical fiction, dystopian science fiction and series books like Harry Potter, Twilight, Divergent, Rot & Ruin, etc..... 
  2. Blogging - the best teacher PD in the world!!!
  3. Working Out - again there's never enough time to fit it all in, but my favorites are cross fit, yoga and dance classes.  Yes, I'm an adult and I still take ballet classes and I'm proud of it!!!  
  4. Scrapbooking - LOVE it, soothes my soul, but I'm sooooo far behind......
  5. Summer - self explanatory - and I'm really not ready for it to end. When you live in a state like Michigan, you cherish every precious moment of over 50 degree weather!!!
 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
A dance teacher - wait that's still a teacher so I guess it technically doesn't count.  Choice #2 - a librarian - does that count?  Surrounded by books all day long = heaven!

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.

Hardworking, Reflective, Active

FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"

"I really love grading 62 math tests," said no teacher ever!!!!!
 
Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Donalyn Miller (hee hee hee, I'm such a dork!)

 Q: YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?

 The ability to stop time so I can keep my own kiddos younger for just a bit longer, and so I can accomplish all the reading, blogging, creating, scrapbooking and working out that needs to happen in a day!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
- Philippians 4:13
 
Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

Anything by Debbie Gibson

Just kidding - that's totally dating me as an 80's girl!

For real - how about 'Royals' by Lourde or 'Rolling in the Deep' by Adele

 Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

Definitely a morning person!  I wake up ready to conquer the world and I am ready to collapse by lunch time!  I'm useless in the evening! 
 
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

My Reading, Writing and Math Exit Slips - I use these babies every day in my classroom!! 

 



Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!

I still take Ballet classes as an adult. Wait, I already told you that earlier. :)  How about I used to be an extremely picky eater. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for most of my life. But now, I like ALMOST anything.  It's weird.

So that's me!  Thanks for reading and taking the time to get to know me a bit better!  Link up with Falling Into First so I can get to know you as well!!



4 comments

  1. Hi Melissa! Great post! I LOVE ballet! I was a dancer for 18 years - you are inspiring me to get back into it!
    Enjoy the last of summer :)
    HIlary
    Kinderland Kuties

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  2. Haha - Donalyn Miller is a great idea! Why didn't I think of that? She really is a teaching celebrity to me :) I think I would be starstruck!

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  3. I could sing Debbie Gibson with you!!! Lol
    And you are right blogging us the best PD ever!!!

    Nice to meet you
    Elizabeth
    Hodges Herald

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  4. I still eat PB&J everyday! Not that I don't like other foods, it's just easy and so yummy

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