So I LOVE reading blogs, and I also LOVE seeing Link parties on people’s blogs. When I saw that The First Grade Parade was having a Meet the Teacher Link Party I had to join in on the fun! Here it goes, now you get to learn a little about me ;).
This is me! I’m 33 years old, born and raised in the Central San Joaquin Valley in the lovely Cali-forn-ia! Andy and I have been married for a little over 3 years, and he’s a teacher too! We don’t have any babies just yet, but we do have one spoiled puppy!
I’ve been teaching for seven years now. I currently teaching within a self-contained Special Education classroom for students in grades 1-4 with mild to moderate disabilities. This is my first year teaching within a SDC classroom for students in grades 1-4. Prior to this teaching experience, I taught preschool & kindergarten for special education students for four years and I also taught first grade for two years with general education students. I can’t believe that I’ve been teaching for a total of seven years already! Well let me tell ya–there hasn’t been a dull moment!
I have one younger sister, who is such a wonderful person! She is a speech therapist, so we usually end up talking a LOT about school since we both work with special kiddos :).
So now for the part I know that you must be dieing to know…the Q & A!!!!
Q: What would you be doing if you weren’t a teacher?
A: I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately for some absurd reason…lol! Seriously, it’s hard to imagine myself doing something else, but I think that it would be fun to be an event planner. I love to plan stuff and I think that it would be really to help organize big events such as weddings, birthdays, etc :).
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I absolutely LOVE to craft! I like to scrapbook, quilt, and look at craft blogs (I’m sort of obsessed with the craft blogs too ;))! I like to read too, but it always seems like I don’t ever have enough time to really get to read everything that I want.
Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I always said that I wanted to be a pediatrician. I always envisioned myself helping people and I wanted to work with children, but as I got older, I found that I don’t really like blood! So–that probably wouldn’t mean I would be a very good doctor!
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A: Oh my–that’s a hard one to narrow down! Ok, I truly love some In ‘n’ Out Burger every once in a while!!! Seriously, if you don’t live in Cali you are majorly missing out on the most awesome hamburgers! I also LOVE Starbucks, but I’ve really kind of cut that back in the last couple of years; white chocolate mochas are my fave! I also love peanut M&M’s and brownies…these are just yum and so useful on really stressful days. I have to admit this too, but I also secretly watch MTV’s Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant. I also love to watch my soaps! I know that they can be so lame-o, but I’ve been watching them since I was in high school and now I just can’t stop! This is another silly thing, but ever since I read all of those Twilight books, I’m now watching all of the cheesy vampire shows on TV too, like Vampire Diaries :).
Q: What is your biggest fear?!
A: I don’t like heights, spiders or snakes!!! Ewwww! There are other things, but this is pretty much at the top of my list.
Q: When you’re on vacation, where do you like to go?
A: I love the coast and the mountains. I feel so blessed that I live in the valley, because neither one is too far away :)!
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: Hmmm…this is a hard one too, I’ve been given some pretty good advice over the years, but here are some of the best ones: always do your best, what’s meant to be will be, and don’t sweat the small stuff!
Q: What do you value most in others?
A: Kindness and honesty. I really value when people have both :).
Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass down to your kids, what would it be?
A: Well I have to say it would be two things–my work ethic and my silliness! You can’t be all work and no play in life! I know that I can be pretty silly at times, but you have to be able to laugh at the little things and enjoy them when you can :).
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world….living or dead…who would it be?
A: Ok, this is a pretty hard question,but I think that it would have to be my dad and grandparents…I miss them so much!!! There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of them :(.