Meet The Teacher!

I'm linking up with Mrs. Carroll from the first grade parade for Meet the Teacher! Okay, so I've always been obsessed with her blog {yes, did it again!} and her amazing downloads that she shares! I got this Roll & Remove game from her. Anyway, after reading about her, I am even more obsessed! and check out her amazing business, oh so spoiled. L.O.V.E. it!









 
 
Ok, so now that you are all obsessed with her too...here is the real reason behind this post!
 
A little about me


First day of school :)

I always have a tough time writing about myself. What do I say? I still live in the house I grew up in; I have an awful time waking up in the morning; I met my boyfriend at the school I teach at {he teaches P.E. :)}; I loooove using smileys and parenthesis when I type {if you couldn't tell ;)}; my sister is my best friend; blogging is my new favorite thing!

I started my adventures in teaching in 2008. I had my first student teaching placement in 1st grade with the most amazing master teacher, at the school I'm currently working at, in Jan 2008. I did my second student teaching assignment in a 6th grade class and "met" one of my best friends! After I finished my credential, I started substitute teaching. I worked about 3-4 days a week and enjoyed the other days off. In July 2009, I was offered a job teaching 2nd grade Sunday School at my temple. With the job market the way it was/is I couldn't turn it down. Three days later, a teacher from my first student teaching school asked me if I could sub for her maternity leave! I went from not teaching at all, to teaching 6 days a week! I subbed for her (1st/2nd grade) for 2 months. When I finished that assignment, I was asked by her co-teacher {who was also pregnant!} to sub for her maternity leave! It was nice because I got to stay with the same class for 2 more months! As that was finishing up, I was offered ANOTHER long-term assignment at that school in Kindergarten! This one went til the end of the school year. I was very, very lucky and fortunate to be able to work so much at such an awesome school.

After that year, I decided to go back to school to get my special education credential. All of the classes I long-term subbed in were part of a special education collaborative model {which means special ed students mainstreamed all-day in a general ed class}. The only thing I didn't want to do was student teaching again! Well, I spoke with the principal and she suggested a look into an internship program. So I did just that, and had an interview for the Kindergarten collaborative class on my birthday! Five days later I got the call offering me the job! I could not have been happier! Funny how things work out :)



Now for the Q & A
Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?                                             
A:  I  have NO idea! I think about that from time to time, and I honestly don't know. Probably a professional organizer?? 

Q: What are your hobbies?                                                                                    
A:  I love crafting and creating things! I also love to read blogs. Does watching TV count as a hobby?!                                                               

Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?                     
A:  A teacher! I've wanted to be since 2nd grade, when I was obsessed with my 2nd grade teacher and her red acrylic nails ;) I also forced my brother and sister to play school with me in the garage.
  
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?                                                                  
 A: Anything sweet, fortune cookies!, game shows

Q: What is your biggest fear?!                                                                       
 A: Needing to go potty realllly bad and having no bathroom in sight. Seriously, I have nightmares about this often!

Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?                                   
 A: Somewhere warm and tropical where I can relax and do nothing!
                                                         
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?                                                   
A:  Don't sweat the small stuff. And only you are in control of your happiness.

Q: What do you value most in others?                                                                   
A:  Respect. Everyone can have their own beliefs and feelings, but be respectful about it!

Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?                                                                                                        
A: My positive attitude :) It's really shaped me into the person I am today.

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?                                                                                                               
A:  Probably Pat Sajak. I think he is hysterical!

Now tell us one random thing about yourself:
My favorite part about doing laundry is removing the lint from the lint collector in the dryer. I seriously love it! Is that weird?




Photobucket

11 comments

  1. Yes it's weird, but in a quirky sort of way. Good post though and best of luck with teaching.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am CRACKING up that you said you'd have lunch with Pat Sajak! Love it!! HA! Crazy that you met your boyfriend teaching!! Love that story! And I LOVE fortune cookies!!! Nice to "meet" you!!

    Cara :)
    thefirstgradeparade.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Found your blog through the link party at First Grade Parade!
    I love that you said you might be a professional organizer if you weren't teaching! I love organization and people don't understand how I can be that way AND teach! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Haha. Dryer Lint? Really? Hilarious!! I admire you for that :)

    www.adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice to meet you :) I can't even organize my purse lol

    Jennifer

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great to meet you, Hadar. Love that you would be a professional organizer! I think we could go into business together! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. So I have to ask what's in the emergency box? I love your story about becoming a K teacher! Everything happens for a reason! :-D
    http://www.whytewater.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello! Nice to find your blog! :)
    I'm going back to school at night working on my Master's degree in Special Ed- Mild/Moderate.
    My husband does the laundry in our house, but he will NOT remove the lint! I have to randomly go in the laundry room and change it! I wish he had your fascination with the lint trap! ha!

    http://teachinghappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You can come do my laundry and collect my lint any time:) So excited to find your blog!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You, me and Janae should start a professional organizing business as a side job! :) Loved your post!
    -Rachelle
    www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete