I'm so behind on my Bloglovin feed that I didn't even know about this linky. Good thing I was scrolling through Instagram. I love getting to know other bloggers, so I'm linking up with Primarily Speaking for her Weekend Warrior linky and this month's theme is 3-2-1 Teacher Bio.
So here we go....
My classroom library is my pride & joy. I've collected quite a collection of books since I was in college. Yard sales, library sales, & Scholastic book clubs are my best friend. By the end of the year I had a little guy, who started the year as a reluctant reader, devouring my classroom collection of Magic Treehouse books. He had improved his reading level throughout the year and found a series that interested him, I couldn't have been more happy.
Math never came easy for me growing up. Then once I started teaching math, it of course was easier for me to understand, and now it's my favorite thing to teach, even though I love to read. Maybe it's because I struggled so much that I understand what my student's are going through when they don't understand, and I'm researching ways to help them understand.
I'm very relaxed when it comes to where my kiddos sit to do their work. There is the library with a couple of chairs in it & clipboards for them to lean on, a carpet to lay on, and there are 4 of those little black IKEA tables with the fuzzy pillows under them from WalMart for students to sit at. Some of my kiddos even loved to stand at these pre-school cubbies. (My room last year used to be a pre-school room and the cubbies where left behind.) As long as they are working and doing so quietly, then they may sit where they are comfortable.
At the beginning of the fall I really got into the show The Affair on Showtime, and I really wished it was based on a book so I could read the book and find out what happened. My dad use to ask me all the time when I was a kid, with my nose in a book, if reading was like watching a movie for him. Yup!!! A book usually holds my interest better then t.v. or a movie.
Ever since we bought our house last May, I've had to reign my shopping addiction in. :( Now I mostly grocery shop :( which I hate or shopping for my son, which I love. In the summer I shop for my classroom, but most of the year now shopping for this homeowner.
I always want to be the best teach I can possible be and continue to push myself and I've always thought pursuing this certification would really push me to be the best and to constantly reflect on my practice.
Well now that you know you a little bit more about me, I can't wait to read me about all the fantastic bloggers out there.