Saturday, June 27, 2015

3-2-1 Teacher Bio

I am linking up with the Weekend Warriors for their 3-2-1 Teacher Bio. 

Here's a bit of information about the teacher me:

I love containers, bins, and labels! Everything in my classroom has it's own place. People who come into my classroom tend to laugh at how organized it is. But you bet I can find exactly what you need in a heartbeat.

Since I teach a first through six grade Special Day Class for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students, I often have my students for six years. That means I cannot repeat the same activities each year. I have to label things I use by date so I know when I used it last! I don't want the students to get bored and I certainly don't want to hear "I've done this before!" I love reading blogs and getting new ideas from Instagram and Pinterest.

I spend at least eight hours a day in my classroom. It's basically my home away from home. My black and white polka dot themed classroom makes me happy and is calm and a great environment for my students to learn. Yup, even my screen savers match my classroom!

Now the regular me:
When I am not at school, I am happy being a mommy to two beautiful little girls. My crazy girls are 7 and 5 and a bundle of laughs. They keep me busy and entertained! We are starting soccer in the fall for both of them. Saturdays are going to be consumed by the soccer field!

I started scrapbooking back in 1998 after I got married and haven't looked back! I love preserving our memories and writing about our experiences. I do both the traditional paper/picture pages and I also do Project Life. I love taking a photo a day and documenting the little things in our lives... not just the major holidays. Two times a year you'll find me at the "Lake House" with my scrapbooking group. Three full days of preserving memories. I look forward to those trips!

And now what's on my bucket list?
I would love, love, love to take my girls to Disneyland. We only live a few hours away, but until my oldest can get over her fear of characters I am afraid it would be a wasted (and expensive trip) to Disneyland. She seriously panics and hyperventilate cries when she sees anyone is a mascot style costume. We're going to give LEGOLAND a try in the fall for their birthday's as a trial run.

Thanks to the Weekend Warrior gals for the fun linky. Join them below!


  1. How awesome that you get to stay with your kiddos that long! You can really see them grow and learn:) I also am a label and bins kinda teacher. Organization keeps me sane and happy! I hope your daughter out grows her fear and that your family has a fabulous time at Disney!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Totally understand your love of labels!! I think putting a label on something instantly makes it look more organized!! haha! I also love scrapbooking! I used to do more traditional scrapbooking, but have pretty much moved over to digital. Hopefully you get to visit Disneyland one day! Have a great rest of the weekend!
    ~Heather :)
    Recipe for Teaching

  3. Oh my goodness, we have so much in common! Classroom organization is a must, as is a cute decor scheme! I can only imagine the challenge you have in looking for new ideas for your students. That is true dedication and I hope they appreciate it! We just went to Disneyland a few weeks ago. My little one did not like the characters at all. But, she did love all of the princesses and had no problem talking to them. The masked ones are easy to avoid, so don't let that hold you back from some amazing family fun time! Thank you so much for linking up with us!

    Primarily Speaking

  4. Wow, the same kids for 6 years. It must take creativity to keep everything fresh, but that's amazing that you get to stay with the same kids and see them grow.

  5. I love to label everything in my classroom, too! I can imagine what a challenge it must be to keep things new each year with your students. Sounds like you've got a great system in place. Thanks for linking up with us!
    Always Kindergarten

  6. I love labeling everything too!! It must be challenging, but also fun to find new activities every year! I hope you make it to Disneyland soon!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  7. LABELS are fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up with us! We hope to have you back next month!

  8. How neat you have the same group for so long - they must become such a part of your life! I love labels too - it just makes me happy to see things organized :)

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  9. I have my students for 3 years, and I struggle to come up with new ways to teach the same content courses. How do you do it? Even if I didn't use an activity with one grade level group, they saw the older group work it out and heard them share what they did and learned; they usually don't want to repeat what was done. How do you come up with something new every year and know it will still work for our low language kids?