In case you're new here, here's a little intro! My name is Meg, and I'm a 28 year old third grade teacher in Delaware. This will be my sixth year as a teacher. I can't believe it! My first year (2009) was spent as a writing specialist. Followed by that were two years in a general ed third grade classroom, then two years in a co-taught inclusion third grade classroom. This year, I'm in for another change, as I'll be teaching the accelerated third grade class. I'm pretty sure I could rattle off most of the third grade Common Core Standards by heart. #embarrassing #sorrynotsorry
Let's get personal! I currently live with my boyfriend of two years and my cat, Mona. She started out as a foster, but her cuteness convinced me to make it permanent. I mean, how can you resist?
Now to the Q & A portion!
These are a few of my favorite things..
My nephew (pictured. you're welcome.)
Chai Tea Lattes
My magic machine a.k.a. Silhouette Cameo
Hashtagging to the point of annoyance
If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to be?
I went into college as a journalism major, with dreams of being a news anchor. That kind of career involves moving around the world though, and I'm pretty family oriented, so that kind of lifestyle just wouldn't work for me. I've always wanted to work in higher education, and I still see myself doing that someday. I guess for something completely different than education, I'd be an optometrist. (Even though I just had to google it to make sure I spelled it right.)
Three little words that describe you.
Passionate. Loyal. Goal-oriented.
Finish the sentence, "_____, said no teacher ever!"
"I'm in it for the money!" said no teacher ever!
It's your birthday and you can invite anyone (dead or alive) to the party. Who are you inviting?
Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone seem like they'd be a good time. Or maybe a few cast members of Saturday Night Live, past and present, like Gilda Radner or Bill Hader.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?
This is a tough one! Maybe "A Work In Progress." I feel like I have SO much more to accomplish, both personally and professionally!
You get to pick one superpower. What is it?
Teleportation! My family lives all over the US, and I'm over an hour from my immediate family and friends. Being able to see them whenever I want, without having to worry about travel time or expenses, would be amazing. Also, I hate commuting to work, even if it is only 40 minutes, so I'd use it for that, too!
What's your favorite quote or saying?
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something." I just love this saying, especially in our profession. Sometimes, we feel hopeless, unappreciated, and overwhelmed. But we do "something" every day. We need to remember that when we're in the thick of it this year!
If you had to sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?
"Somebody to Love" by Queen. It is my absolute favorite song to belt! If you are unfamiliar, go listen, now! The Glee version is great, too!
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Night owl, for sure. Although I'll probably be in bed by 8 at the latest during the first couple weeks of school. No judging!
What's your favorite resource that you've created in your TPT shop?
I don't have the biggest or best shop, but I put things in there that I use and love. I love using this product with my students!
Share something we might not know about you!
Well, you definitely won't know this. My hair doesn't look like the picture above anymore! I went to my back to school hair appointment today (you all have those, right?) and got about 4 inches chopped off and went a few shades darker to my natural color (see roots in the picture above). I miss it already!
That's it! If you haven't linked up yet (I can't be the ONLY one!), here's the place to go! =)
Teachers in my district go back to school Monday. I've been in to my room a couple times here and there to start setting up, but expect pictures of the finished product next week sometime!