Linky Party

This is my very first blog post EVER! Since I love obsessively stalking following everyone else's teaching blogs and stealing amazing ideas, I thought I would give it a shot. And what better way than to join in my blogging idols' linky party (I am just hoping I can get it to link up correctly... I've got my fingers crossed!)! Hopefully this will be a great way to get to know me. 

11. Favorite movie

I loved Bridesmaids. I laughed so hard I cried. 

10. Favorite TV series

My all time favorite TV series is FRIENDS. Reruns are always on my TV, and I can just about relate anything in life to FRIENDS, and I hate when people don't know what I'm talking about. 

My new favorite TV series is Person of Interest! 

9. Favorite restaurant

I L-O-V-E Mexican food. My go-to is a little taco shop by our house called Sun Tacos. Yum! 

8. Favorite new thing you tried

Doing agility classes with one of the dogs. This is way too much fun!

7. Favorite gift you received 

My iPad, of course. It was a gift to myself, but that still counts, right...?!?!? I have found some amazing ways to use it in the classroom to make my life so much easier! Plus I just love, love, love it. 

6. Favorite thing you pinned


How can you choose just one...? I picked a few of my faves to share with you. Thank you Denise at Sunny Days in Second Grade and Caitlin at Kindergarten Smiles for the great Elf on a Shelf resources and ideas! I can't wait to do that next year!

5. Favorite blog post

This one because it's the only one!

4. Favorite accomplishment 

Accompanying the superintendent of our school district, two board members, and a principal to Auburn, Maine to attend a Leveraging Learning workshop. We learned all about implementing iPads in primary grade classrooms. It was a HUGE honor to go, and I learned SO much!!!

3. Favorite picture

Doesn't that just warm your heart...?!?

2. Favorite memory

Adopting our 11 year old corgi, Abby. We were literally walking down the street with our other two and a lady came out of her house and asked if we wanted another one! The hubby later said this was like asking a "normal" person if they wanted a million dollars. So...we walked up the hill with two dogs, and down the hill with three. Now I can't imagine life without her! 

1. Goals for 2012

Be a better teacher (always), complete my Masters/Reading Specialist credential in May (yipeee!), do at least one agility trial with the dog, keep going to the gym twice a week (I haven't gotten sick once this year, and I'm convinced this is why. You know...that gross cough that starts around October and doesn't go away until, oh, I don't know, May....?!? I also make the kids use hand sanitizer before they even think about coming in the classrom. How do you stay healthy in the germ magnet classrooms we live work in...?), and of course, blog. :)  

Happy New Year everyone! 


  1. I love Bridesmaids!!! It makes me laugh just thinking about it!!!

  2. Yay for Bridesmaids!

    And yay for joining the blogging world! There's so much exciting stuff to be a part of.
    I'm your newest follower!

    Check out my blog at Buzzing with Ms. B

  3. I LOVE your Corgi...too, too cute!

    Welcome to the world of blogging! I am excited to be one of your first followers!

    I would love for you to hop on over to my blog! =)

    Heather's Heart

  4. Welcome to blogging and thanks for linking up!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE Friends and love the Phoebe Buffet quote at the top!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  5. I'm your 5th follower!!!!!! {We have Bridesmaids in common - HA!}

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  6. Bridesmaids absolutely cracked me up!! Love your cute new blog and am your newest follower. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

  7. I'm new to this too! So excited about all the great things I am learning. I would LOVE for you to post on how you use your ipad in the classroom. I'll be back!

  8. Oh my goodness, my former roommate and I used to watch hours and hours of Friends together. She was a teacher too and we would watch Friends and lesson plan and grade together. It was the best. :)

  9. Aww, I'm a dog lover too. Your adopted pup is so cute.

    Yearn to Learn Blog