Hello Everyone! Happy Sunday! It's my last day of freedom before going back to work tomorrow...ugh! But enough about me -
Have you met Heidi yet?
Here she is -
And here is her lovely blog:
Grade you teach:
I am currently waiting to hear what grade (if any) I will be teaching. My job was cut due to my school closing, but I taught 1st grade last year.
How long have you been teaching?
Not even a full year yet. I graduated in December of 2011 and landed a job after only a month of subbing.
What is your teaching "style"?
I would say my teaching style is unique. I like students to have a good time in my classroom. The more students have fun while learning the more they seem to remember. If you were to walk into my classroom you would find me more than likely talking in strange voices and more than likely not sitting or standing in a normal way. The kids laugh at me and I am okay with that. When my kids are happy and learning I am happy. J I like providing interactive activities for them to work on and if I see that something isn’t working or students are starting to get bored, I will use different brain break strategies to help motivate them. Showing the students that you can have fun and still learn is a vital part of my teaching style.
What is your most memorable teaching moment?
My most memorable moment is not from when I was doing actually classroom instruction, but one that did come from the classroom. There was this one little girl in my class who gave me such a hard time. She was the one who could not listen for anything and she would never get her work done. We had indoor recess one day and she had to sit and do the work she didn’t finish in the morning. I was sitting at my desk planning and she came up to me and said, “Here Mrs. Do-hickey. I am finished.” I lost it friends. I had tears streaming down my face because I was laughing so hard. The reason being is that my last name is Dickey. I have NO idea where Do-hickey came from, but man was it funny. I still cannot get over it and am laughing as I am typing this.
Why did you start your blog?
I actually started blogging as a way to journal things happening in my life, but then I found Pinterest and found amazing things posted by bloggers on Pinterest and became inspired to start my own teaching blog. I was going to combine both my personal life information and my teaching blog, but then realized I would be better off keeping them separate so I now keep two different blogs. I have so many ideas spinning around in my brain and being able to share them and maybe even help someone else out makes it worthwhile to me. Not to mention all of the great bloggy friendships I have created.
Where else can we find you?
Here is a Freebie from Heidi! Make sure to go check out her store and follow her blog!