3-2-1...Teacher Bio!!!

Hey There Everyone!

I am finally on summer vacay (as of last Wednesday) so I am "recharging" Teacher Bloggy-style.....

With a Link-Up!!

Okay so I know that it "technically" is no longer the weekend....
 But its Monday in the summer for a teacher = WEEKEND-ish.

Anyways, this is my first time linking up with this particular linky but I couldn't resist!

            But first, the rules:

            Okay here goes nothin'.....

1. So my teaching journey has been pretty interesting. 

That's why I cannot believe I am approaching my fifth year. It doesn't feel like it. 

Why you ask?

Because I have switched grade levels like some sort of weird binary code.


Which is fine but it also went:

Well I assume this year is all subjects. I found out in a random late night email the last day of school that I was going to a new grade level. Like "Your new assignment is 2nd, have a nice summer."


I am excited because I have ALWAYS wanted to teach 2nd. But I am nervous because I have not taught reading to the little ones. And this year was suppose to be my "I been in a grade level 3 years" victory lap. Oh well. I want to be a Reading Specialist so this will help since I have spent the last 2 yrs in Math. 


2. Call it too many days watching Reality TV.... or blame it on my roots in Interpersonal Communication and Psychology, but I love a challenge. Thus, my heart goes out to so called "behavior kids." You all have ran across one, so no need to explain what they are.

But, I feel like whatever way you describe them, they are misunderstood. And most have learned behaviors...and they learned it from somewhere and for some reason. And I feel that as teachers we should try to understand why the behavior exists so that we can develop a way to help them replace it with a new behavior. 

And in a perfect world I am always successful. 

3. Okay so, yeah. I may get a little carried away when I really "get into" a lesson. And I like to include real-world dialogue and impression...and behavior narration. And sometimes I throw myself into it to get my kiddos engaged when they are looking "lack luster", or they may be nervous to ask for clarification. Like, " Fractions? What does that mean Ms. Tidwell?" 

Or sometimes lamer things. 

1. Okay so instead of talking you to death about this one, just take a lookie:

2. Who DOESN'T like Pitch Perfect??? Okay, do not answer that, because I heard that some people exist that do not like when people randomly break into song.

Somewhere out there. 

But anyway, Pitch Perfect(s) is hilarious. Especially Fat Patricia Amy.

And I will not fully confirm that I learned like 90% of the numbers and lines from the first movie and plan to do the same for the sequel when it hits stores. 

This is one of my NUMBER ONE goals. I am trying to get better in the financial department so that I can actually reap in the rewards of being a teacher in summer. And spend the summer creating stuff for fun and on TpT without feeling like I never sleep. 

Sorry if it felt as if my post would NEVER end! 

I am just getting back into the swing of things so, bare with me!! 

Lastly, If you are interested in linking up there is still time!! I will link back the blog I found it on here! Also, make sure to check out some of the other bloggers posts.

And 6 Months Later.... A June Currently!

Hi Everyone! It has definitely been one of those years.

As I stated before and never came back.

I have been doing some soul searching; determining if "teaching" is where I should be.

Or better yet, finding my teacher-niche' ....and wondering if Special Education is it.

More on that later.

Its been six months since I "Currently-ed" so go easy on me....

A lot of what I wrote is self-explanatory, but a few things. (THINKING) I recently joined a nonprofit that mentors fostered youth. I am so excited because I was matched up and I get to meet my mentee tomorrow! (NEEDING) In order to get my finances in order, I have made a few changes. One includes Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, which I graduated from this past Saturday-yay! In it you make an Emergency Fund of $1000 for instances when Murphy pops up....and he does pop up!  (SUMMER LOVIN) I plan to be touristy! I am coming on my third summer in this area and I never really explore...I made it my goal to do so! Also, I want to get back into art- my first love. Art can be very therapeutic and I need it after this school year is over....on the 24th-AHHH! Lastly, Ramsey taught me to go after the things I want to change or improve with "gazelle-like" intensity, so I plan to spend the summer doing just that.

Thank you guys so much for stopping by. Stay tuned for a follow-up post about Highlights and Lowlights (?) from this year and where I have been.