Friday, January 6, 2012

Two days left!!

I am super pumped to get back to my kiddos on Monday! I have absolutely LOVED winter break but I have so many great teaching ideas (from blogs, Pinterest and TPT) that I am very excited to get back to teaching! 

Ok, lots to say tonight but FIRST - I was nominated for my second blogging award!! Yipeeeee, yahooooo, hoorayyyy!! :) 

The Versatile Blogger Award rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you (with a link back to their blog). Thank you, Lisa @ Stories from Second
2. Tell 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award on to a few fantastic newly discovered blogs by commenting on their blog.
Here's some new friends that I am nominating:
Christina at Live.Laugh.Teach
(this is tough - I'll add some more later!)

On to my SEVEN things... hmmmmmm...
1. I married my wonderful husband not quite five short months ago! I love being married but I sometimes forget that it all happened - feels like a dream! The name-change thing is a lot easier as a teacher though ie.when you hear your new married name 2,000 times a day (hehe)

2. My husband and I have two super sweet kittens!! Megatron is 8 months old (Hubby got to name her) and Stella is almost 3 months old (I got to name this one!) I love them so much, they are our babies!

3. This is my second year teaching. Last year I was hired JUST before the school year started as a 1st/2nd split teacher! WOOOOO that was a lot of work!! This year I teach 2nd grade to my 25 lovelies! It's nice to reteach some of the same curriculum as last year and not start all over.

4. In the last 12 years, I have gone on 10 week-long mission trips. Seven trips as a youth or young adult and three as a sponsor. I've traveled to places like Mexico (2x), South Carolina (2x), Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee to work with groups like Habitat for Humanity to build and renovate homes for families in need. It has been a collection of  some of the most rewarding moments in my life, those that I will never forget!

5. I didn't QUITE get the crafty gene... My mom and sister are both A-MAZ-ING crafters... I try my best but I never seem to have the skill inspiration motivation to really do a nice job!

6. I also tend to be a bit of a commitment issue when it comes to trends, hobbies, fads!! This is NO good for my (hopefully long) bloggy-future! I am the sort of person who completely throws herself into an awesome/fantastic/wonderful/incredible project and after a week... kinda just stops! New Year's Resolution is to break that habit! Cross your fingers for me!

7. Fast food is my weakness... I know, I know, you can tell me all those terrible things about what it's made out of or that a cheeseburger can sit on a counter unchanged for an entire year but the problem is... I like it! No, I love it... there's nothing better (sorry if you're anti-meat) than a Double Cheeseburger and fries... oh don't forget the GIANT fountain pop.. :)

Ok, ok! That's it for now... I have a feeling I'll be up early to blog a little bit about WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING, what?? After spending much of my day on the WBT website, I've decided I love the program and I'm going to try it Monday (hey... doesn't that sound familiar... throwing myself into a new project...LOL) 

If you haven't heard about it, here's a wonderful video from YouTube. Be careful, it might change your life! 

Nighty, night!


  1. Hi Amanda,

    I just discovered your blog through Kylie (Miss Smartie Pants). I'm excited to begin following it! Happy blogging! :-)


  2. Your blog is so cute! Welcome to the blogging world. You're going to LOVE it!
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

  3. I am so not a crafty person either. I would like to be but the things never look like they should. I enjoy making things on the computer but that's it. :)
    Stories From Second

  4. I am your newest follower! You have a cute blog. Have fun with blogging!

  5. Amanda,

    Thanks for your comment. You blog is so sweet and I love your kitties. I have a cat named Izzie and a dog named Lila. Plus 2 kiddos of my own. Busy at the The Schroeder House:) We have a lot in common. I watched the Whole Brain Teaching video and realized I already do a lot of that. I have a feeling by Monday I will be doing ALL of that! I don't have commitment issues...I have obsessive issues:) Thanks for following my blog! Stay in touch!
    The Schroeder Page

  6. I can totally relate to throwing yourself into a project 110 percent then not being able to stick with it. I'm the same way! And, I also have a weakness for fast food. I just found your blog today. It's really cute!

  7. I'm returning the favor and I'm your newest follower :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  8. Congrats on your award! (love your cats' names! =)
    (new follower =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  9. I love your fur babies! I have a kitty and a bunny! Welcome to blogging! I love it! I am your newest follower and would love for you to come visit me! I am not crafty either! =)

    Heather's Heart

  10. LOVE your blog! I gave you an award over at my blog :)