Monday, August 12, 2013

Teacher Week '13 Monday ~ Let's Talk About Me

All this week I am joining Blog Hopin' in celebrating Teach Week '13!  Each day of this week I'm joining many talented teachers out there in celebrating all that we do and picking up some great ideas along the way.  Here's the schedule of blog topics for the week.

I'm excited to get to know a little bit about the many bloggers out there that keep me inspired.  I have an "About Me" page on my blog that has a Top Ten list of interesting tidbits about me already.  Click HERE to view it.  In keeping up with the schedule, though, here are ten things that come to mind.  Sorry, for the overlap.  I'll try to be different.

1.  I'm going to be beginning my sixteenth year teaching and after fifteen years, I have decided to move schools.  I'm still in the same district (Salem, MA), however.  Salem is the place to be.  Also, I teach at Salem State University.  I'm a busy bee!

2.  I'm a coffee-holic!  Yes, I do like me some Starbucks, but I usually go for Dunks.  My preference, even in the winter time, is always a large iced coffee, extra milk, two sugars.

3.  Currently, I'm in the middle of unpacking my things and setting up a my new classroom.  Here is what I walked in to this morning. YIKES!

4.  Tax money this year was spent getting a lawn--thank you landscapers at GreenPro Landscaping Company. Yippee!  I also planted a perannual flower garden.  I did this part myself.  Can you believe that all these rocks came from the dirt?  Oh, I also do not like birds.  They are bad luck.  I do have a birdbath though, I feel bad.  MA had a major head wave this summer.

5.  Seems like these days I have become addicted to Candy Crush--anyone else relate?

6.  I enjoy cooking.  My favorite food to cook is Italian style.  I don't eat pork or red meat however, so my meatballs are always turkey.  Oh, and I say GRAVY, not sauce too.

7.  I just got certified this summer in Early Childhood education.  Maybe someday I may teach kindergarten?

8.  I think anyone thinking of getting a dog or cat should consider adoption.  We adopted our dog Winston two years ago this March.  There are so many perfect pets out there that need us.  He came all the way from sunny CA to enjoy his first New England winter.  The incredible Tobias is on the right.

9.  Teaching can take over your life.  Sometimes, I'm convinced that it does.  I try to make time for my family and for my friends.  I love 'em! 

10.  I definitely enjoy being a blogger and learning from other teacher bloggers!  I have only done this for a year now.  It's changed how I teach and has given me so many ideas.

Tune in tomorrow for some pics of my classroom set up, day two.  I'm off to learn more about other bloggers.  Join me by clicking 




  1. Hi! I found your blog through Blog Hoppin’ Teacher Week! The summer went too fast and I cannot believe it is that time of year again!

    I think being a coffee addict and teaching go hand in hand! But I vote Starbucks!

    Check out my Monday: Let’s Talk About the Teacher blog post!
    If You Give a Teacher a Treat

  2. Hi Lindsay,

    Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I love Starbucks. There aren't too many around my travel routes.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer.


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