Monday, August 31, 2015

Teacher Week 2015: 5 Facts About Me

It's Monday!!! Today marks Day 5 of kindergarten for me! My Dragons started last Tuesday and they have been rocking it!!
I'm still very much in the healing process so I have come home each day completely wiped out and end up falling asleep on the couch before I head up to bed for the night!! I can't wait until I'm all better and back to normal!
Since I've been so exhausted every day my poor blog has suffered! However, I am excited to be linking up with Blog Hoppin' for their awesome #teacherweek15 link up!!

For each day this week we are given a different topic to blog about. Today is the very first day of the link up, and it's all about ME!! :-)

Five Fun Facts about me!! Here goes!!

I am the proud mommy of an American Pit Bull Terrier. She is what they call a blue brindle, due to the unusual color of her fur. She is my very best friend and loves me so unconditionally!
I can't imagine my life without this incredibly sweet cuddle bug, and I'm so glad she loves snuggling up with me at night. She's the best dog ever and I love her so very much!!

I am a HUGE Baltimore Ravens fan!! Every Friday during the post-season is Purple Friday, and I proudly sport my Ravens gear!
Win or loose, I back the Birds!! Go Purple or Go Home!! :-)

I am a lover of all things Dragon. I have created a whole classroom theme around that love. I tell my kids that dragons work extra hard to solve their problems and that each dragon is different and special in their own way. I tell them that dragons don't worry about getting to the finish line first, they focus on the journey and not the destination.
Here are some of the ways I decorate my classroom each year.
Alphabet line with the vowels in red and two different images for each vowel sound (as well as two different images for the hard and soft sounds for /c/ and /g/.

Labels for their Daily 5 Book Boxes. The label shows them that they can keep books and journals in their book bins, but nothing else!

Schedule tags that incorporate real photographs so my Dragons know what to look for and when.

Number line for 0-20 with sparkly gems representing each number.

Name tags for the hallway work display.

Dragon eggs for the behavior clip chart!!

The list goes on and on!! I love creating new things for my classroom, and I especially love how original and creative I get to be!

I am the proud aunt of a ten-year-old nephew and a 15-month-old niece!
I love them both so much, and my favorite things to do are spend time with them doing all sorts of incredibly fun things! I only have one sister, and we're about five years apart, and I'm so very luck y to call her best friend!!

I was lucky enough to attend a conference where Eric Litwin was presenting. Not only did we all have a wonderful time singing our favorite Pete the Cat songs, but he signed my book!!
It was so much fun watching him sing and dance on stage, and introduce us to his newest characters!
He is an incredibly funny man, and his stories has us all laughing so hard we had tears in our eyes!! If you ever get the chance, I would definitely recommend checking him out live!!

Well, those are five fun facts about me! Swing on over to Blog Hoppin' to see who else has linked up to share!

You can still link up for Spotlight Saturday! I would love for you to participate in this Teacher's Show and Tell!


  1. WOW! I am SO jealous you got to meet Mr. Pete the Cat! :)
    Very Perry Classroom

    1. It was so awesome!! He is HILARIOUS!!!!

  2. Your dragons are adorable, and I agree with Erin, SO jealous you got to meet Eric Litwin!

    1. Thank you so much, I love creating new dragon decor for the classroom!! I had such a great time at that conference, we sang and danced to all our favorite Pete songs!! It was so awesome!!!

  3. Your dog is too cute!!! I can't believe you met Eric Litwin!! That is AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing Erin, always love reading your blog!
    Moore to Learn

    1. Aww, thank you so much!! I love my rotten little doggy, even though she drives me crazy sometimes!! It was so awesome to meet him, he was so incredibly funny!! I loved listening to his stories about growing up and how that shaped his Pete stories!!! Thanks so much for reading my post, you rock!!

  4. I especially love the dragon eggs. You have definitely given yourself a great canvas to be creative in the classroom!

    1. Thank you so much!! I am loving creating new dragon decor for the classroom, it's so fun and my kiddos buy into it so quickly!! Thanks so much for reading!!