Saturday, August 23, 2014

Meet The Teacher Blogger

What a whirlwind these past couple of weeks have been! I've been busy preparing my classroom for the first day of school, getting a huge celebration ready to go, and finishing up some fun products! I'm finally finding some time to sit down and tell you a little more about myself.


I'm a 30-something wife, teacher, TpT and TN creator, traveler and blogger. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 11 years, but have spent nearly 16 years of my life with him. I'm so lucky to have found this kindred spirit! We are such a great match!
I have taught for 16 years in the elementary system in Ontario, Canada - 13 of those years were in Grade 5! Last year, I made the huge leap to Grade 2/3 and the primary division is where I'll stay this year in a Grade 2 classroom. I have a Specialist certificate in Primary/Junior Mathematics.

These are a few of my favorite things...

Travel is definitely at the top of my list. My hubby and I have traveled all over Europe and the Caribbean, and have made it as far as Hawaii in the other direction! Some other things I'm especially fond of are reading, good wine and good food, my iPhone, tea, concerts, theatre and chocolate - in no particular order! ;)
Last summer in St. Petersburg, Russia

If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to be?

Ooohh... that's a tough one. I've wanted to be a teacher as long as I can remember. Seriously, even as a child! I love history. The ancient sort. So perhaps something in archaeology? I have no idea! lol

Three little words that describe you.

Sensitive. Loving. Particular.

Finish the sentence, "__________, said no teacher ever!"

 (You know I love you, Tiffany! lol)

Q: It's your birthday and you can invite anyone (dead or alive) to the party. Who are you inviting?

I'd love to have some time with my grandparents, as an adult. I lost my last grandparent when I was in my early 20s, but now, as a "real" grown-up, I'd love to talk to each of them about their childhoods/pasts. Now for fun, I'd be okay with Johnny Depp showing up. He can play his guitar, and I can just look at him! ;)

Q: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?

Passport to Paradise - kinda sounds R-rated, doesn't it?! lol

Q: You get to pick one superpower. What is it?

Absolutely teleportation!! As much as I love travel, I hate travel! Haha! I want to be away, but could do without the planes, trains and automobiles that are required at either end!

Q: What's your favorite quote or saying?

I don't have just one favorite, so I'm going with, "Carpe Diem - seize the day"!

Q: If you had to sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?

Oh, wow. I have absolutely no idea. It would have to be something retro. Maybe a little Bon Jovi! (I'm an 80s girl!) Or The Killers. I LOVE The Killers.

Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

That depends on the time of year. During the school year I'm a morning person, because I have to be. During the summer, I'm more of a night owl, because I can!!

Q: What is your favorite resource that you've created in your TpT store?

I really love my "Good Readers" Mini Books because they are just so darn FUN!!
My students are always so engaged when we break out the Mini Books!

Share something we might not know about you.

I am really close to some milestones in my TpT store! I'm just waiting on 12 more followers before breaking out a BIG celebration!! :)

Phew! That was a lot of introspection! Haha! Why not pop over to Falling Into First and join up yourself? Not a blogger? No problem! Head over and meet the author of another blog!

2 comments :

  1. Hi Erin! Enjoy your week! We're going to sneak off to Cape Cod for a few days before BTS. I hope you had an amazing summer!!!
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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  2. Erin,
    We have a lot in common! I LOVE travel and food and wine too! I've been to a few places in Europe and Hawaii too! What did you like best about Russia?
    :) Shelley
    The Write Stuff Teaching

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