Friday, February 3, 2012


     I've been tagged by Miss S. from Just Teaching...Kindergarten.  She's a brand new blogger who's documenting her student teaching experience.  You should check her out!  Stacey from 3rd Grade Times also tagged me.  Thanks, Stacey! Your dog is so darn cute!
     I've been working on this post for over a week now.  I can't believe it's taken me so long to put it all together but at last, I'm done!
Here are the rules of Tag:

1.You must post the rules.
2.Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3.Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4.Tag 12 people and link them to your post!
5.Let them know you've tagged them!

Twelve Fun Facts about me...hmmm...
1.  I was a papergirl from the age of 7 to 16 and I delivered papers in the Blizzard of '78.
2.  I've been married for 21 years.
3.  I have three fantastic children.
4.  I have two adorable dogs.  Moose, a 7 year old shihtoodle and Ember, a 1 year old dachsund mix who is totally deaf.
5.  I am the only teacher in my building with a SmartBoard.  :)
6.  I've been on one cruise and LOVED it!
7.  I am a HUGE Patriots fan.  GO PATS!
8.  My hobby is photography.
9.  I'm secretly jealous of all of you very creative bloggers who make all of those fabulous lessons.
10.  My favorite ice-cream flavor is banana (but only if it's handmade.)
11.  I want to Travel to Australia.
12.  I'm addicted to blogging!

My questions from Miss S. ~
1. How long have you been teaching? 22 years - Wow!!
2. Has your school ever had anyone famous visit? Semi-famous. We've had Rod Harrison (a former Patriots player) and a couple of hockey players from the Providence Bruins (not Boston!)
3. What is your favorite subject to teach? Reading for sure. I love children's literature.
4. What did you want to be when you were growing up? Mostly a teacher but also an animal caregiver but not a vet. I couldn't handle seeing the hurt ones so I just wanted to love them all.
5. Where was the last place you went out to dinner? The Outback - yum!
6. Do you work out? No, but I'm ashamed of that fact because I really need to workout.
7. Does your school have art class? Yes!
8. Coke or Pepsi? Coke
9. Have you ever been to Wisconsin? No, but would love to visit.
10. Driver or passenger? Passenger
11. How many siblings do you have? Two brothers
12. What is the ratio or male to female teachers at your school? 2: 32

My questions from Stacey~
1. What are your hobbies? Scrapbooking and reading
2. What is your favorite TV program?  Criminal  Minds, hands down.
3. What is your favorite thing about teaching?  The look on the face of a child who has figured something out...nothing beats it!
4. Who was your favorite teacher?  Mrs. B., she was my first grade teacher and quite possibly the reason I'm here.
5. Who or what influenced your decision to become a teacher?  See above.  :)
6. What is a favorite book you have read lately?  hmmm... children's literature.  I love it all!
7. What is your favorite movie?  Anything with Harrison Ford
8. What is your favorite subject or lesson to teach?  Favorite subject is reading.
9. What famous person did/do you have a crush on?  Umm...Harrison Ford
10. Where would your dream vacation be?  Australia
11. Do you have pets?  Two dogs, Moose, a shihtoodle mix and Ember, a dachsund mix.

Moose - 7 years old

Ember - 1 year old

12. How long have you been teaching?  22 years

Rule # 4 says that I'm supposed to tag 12 more people but it's taken me so long to do this and many of you have already been tagged so I will respectfully forefeit the game and put out a general tag to all of you.  If you'd like to answer a question or two, I'd love to read your comments.  In the meantime, thank for inviting me to play.  It was a lot of fun to learn so much about so many of you!

And 12 questions:

1.  What is your favorite pick me up movie?
2.  Cats or dogs?
3.  Favorite subject to teach?
4.  How long have you been teaching?
5.  How long have you been blogging?
6.  CSI or Criminal Minds?
7.  What would you be if not a teacher?
8.  What is the last book you've read?
9.  What is your favorite kind of music?
10.  Do you have a classroom pet?
11.  Red or white wine?
12.  What is your favorite grade to teach?


  1. Red wine...and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo =)
    First Grade Blue Skies

  2. Thanks for playing!
    Your dogs are just adorable!
    Love the pictures:)

    Have a great weekend!
    Miss S (Jaana)

  3. Red wine, criminal minds, The Spellman Files (it was a recommendation from the Best Endings. I'm now reading Private #1 Suspect by James Patterson), I've been teaching 8 years, Blogging since July 2011

  4. Love your post, thanks for playing!! I enjoyed reading about you! I too LOVE Criminal Minds!!!! You talk about my dog, but your dogs are absolutely adorable!!!! Love the pictures of them! Thanks for joining in! I used to have gerbils in my classroom. I didn't do it this year or last, but love having class pets! So much fun!