This post is out of control, so if you make it to the end then you deserve a glass of wine.
Winners from last week are: Irene Leeby, Crystal Shepherd, and Brooke Kendall! Girls, I've emailed you, so please let me know if you don't receive it.
Linky With Latoya!
Since this post is kind of personal today, I decided to link up with Latoya too! Today, her topic is favorites nouns:
Person: My hubby. He's my world.
Place: The lazy river at the JW Marriott in Scottsdale, AZ. Seriously. We used to go all the time when we lived there.
Thing: iPad. I loooooove it.
Animal(s): Our two pooches, Jackson & Rocco. You can see their cute faces in my sidebar. They're my babies.
What do you like best about the grade you teach? Least?
My least favorite part has to be the language barrier. I love teaching them English, but it's so hard when I can't get a concept across or explain it well enough in French. Plus, some of my parents don't speak any English, so I have to get someone to translate instead of sounding like an idiot in French.
What are your strengths as a teacher? Weaknesses?
My weaknesses have to be procrastination, priority organization, and overloading myself. I'm such a "yes" person. "Yes, I can do that!", "Yes, let's take on this project." Yes, yes, yes. I really need to learn how to start saying no. I just don't have time for some of the stuff I say yes to. Once I add something to my plate, I tend to do a terrible job at prioritizing it. Grad school paper or edit photos from vacation? Definitely edit photos from vacation. Haha! I tend to gravitate towards the more fun activities first. I've been known to even clean the toilet or give the dogs a bath just to avoid sitting down and getting the "hard" things done. I always cause myself more stress by procrastinating and it drives me nuts that I haven't been able to change that about myself. :(
What has been your most embarrassing teacher moment?
Boy 1: "Mrs. Huge (that's how they say it), we don't have a crown!"
Boy 2: "Yeah, do we get crowns!?"
Entire class: "Yay! Crowns!"
Me: "No, these crowns silly." [holding up a cup of crayons]
Girl: "Oooooohhhh, crAYONs."
Boy 1: "Why do you say it like that?"
Me: dying inside a little
Needless to say, I'm a little sensitive to how I pronounce crAYONs now. :)
If you could change only one thing about your classroom, what would it be? (more room is obvious... haha)
Don't get me wrong. Trapezoid tables are pretty sweet when you have a big room, but mine is about the size of a Barbie dream house.
How much time do you spend planning? How often?
What's the one part of your job that you dislike the most?
How do you see your role of "teacher" changing in the next 5 years?
If you had the chance to add a certification (or skill) to your list of credentials, what would it be?
If you weren't in education, what would you be doing?
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."
Morning person or night owl?
How do you keep your sanity? Or do you?
The most valuable piece of teacher advice I've received...
Some of My Products I use frequently in class:
Now it's time for a giveaway. 5 winners will receive the any individual clipart set of their choice! All you need to do is enter via the PunchTab box below. The giveaway will end tonight (Monday) at midnight (Pacific time), so be sure to enter before then! Good luck! I'll announce the winners in next week's post.
You can see all of my clipart sets here.