Monday, August 22, 2011

Meet The Teacher Monday!


I am joining in on the Teacher Week fun that is happening this week over at Blog Hoppin'! 
Today is Meet The  Teacher Monday.. so here is a little bit about this little ole southern Tennessee belle.





 I LOVE my boys!!!


Tell us a little something about you...

My name is Elisabeth. I am born and raised in Tennessee. I have the best boyfriend Mr. E and we have the best little life together. We live on the lake and have a sweet little baby dog (he calls him a big dog) named Dexter. He is a little Yorkie Poo. My boys are the absolute best part of my life and I wouldn't trade them for anything!


How long have you been teaching?

This is my fourth year teaching.  I have taught first grade all four years and love it dearly! Those firsties are right up my alley and I enjoy it so much. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education K-6 and recently graduated with my Master's Degree in Instructional Leadership. I passed the school leadership praxis test and was all kinds of excited!!! 

You might not know...

I am an only child! And I originally started out with a major in radiology... but I quickly changed to my other choice of education and think I made the right choice!!! 

What are you looking most forward to this school year?

We got a new math series and I'm looking forward to learning more about it and hope it will be good. I am also going to attempt centers and I hope they run smoothly! I hope this year will be as wonderful as the last year (my best year thus far!) and that we have tons of fun along the way as we learn more and more each new day! I am also doing after school tutoring this year and I'm looking forward to doing fun activities with those kiddos as well.

What do you need to improve?

I need/want to improve on my planning and organization. I really need to keep my desk area organized and things kept tidy and put in their homes. I misplace things often!  I need to also improve on balancing/utilizing my time to the fullest and get more done before school or during my planning and not have to bring so much home in the evenings and weekend. I would love to have just the weekend for some ME time! But my mind is always on all things first grade. :) 
I would also love to learn more about the Daily 5 and possibly start that in the near future! 
I thought I had classroom management down.... but have found that you never speak too soon! There is always room for improvement!!!!!!!!!!!


What teaching supplies can you *not* live without?

cute fonts!
cute clip art!
storage containers
Post-it notes
markers
pens
cute computer paper
my lap top



These are a few of my favorite things..... and things that make me hApPy!


Traveling!!!!!!!!!!
brownies
pasta
cooking
Vera Bradley
sweet tea
Ice Cream
Nascar-- go Jimmie Johnson!!
anything from Creative Teaching Press
blog stalking
Pinterst
Gap
Target-- especially the Dollar Spot!
Banana Republic
Indianapolis Colts & UT Vols
Dollar Tree
Jersey Shore (guilty, guilty pleasure)
All things first grade
Dexter Dog
and......... drum roll please................
ERIC!!!!! :)




Be sure to join in on all of the teacher week fun! 

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