About Me

Where do I begin?  I'm a stalker!  I've been stalking many of your blogs for about 2 years.  Seriously, I would stay up into the wee hours of the morning reading blogs.  I decided that it was time for me to try out the world of "blogger land".  If we are being honest, I really just wanted to have people stalk me too!

If you haven't noticed, I'm quite the jokester...just ask my students!  I tend to be very LOUD and most people know I'm coming before I round the corners of the hallway.  It's usually my BIG, LOUD laugh that gives it away.

Currently, I'm teaching 4th grade in Texas. Yes, I was born and raised in the Lone Star State.  Again, if we are being honest, I learned more about my great state when I started teaching 4th grade.  In Texas, 4th grade social studies is all about Texas History.  I guess I was talking sleeping through 4th & 7th grade when Texas History is taught. 

I've only taught 3rd & 4th grade and the good Lord above knows that's a good thing.  God bless you primary teachers!  I don't know how you do it every day, especially those kinder teachers.  In fact, a few years ago, my students asked me if I've ever taught Kindergarten.  When I told them no, their response was "That's a good thing".  Duh, ya think! See, even 9 & 10 year old children know I have no business in the primary grades.

At my school, we are blocked (departmentalized) and I teach with 2 other partners.  I teach Reading and Word Study, while my other partners teach Math, Science, Social Studies & Writing.  When I first started teaching, I was a 4th grade self contained teacher.  I didn't know any different until I transferred districts.  Now, I wouldn't go back to self contained for all the tea in China (that would be a momism-something my mom use to say)  There are pros and cons to both.  3 classes=60+ papers to grade, 60+ parent emails and 60+ tween drama. Seriously, I believe I'm a better teacher when I only have to focus on a couple of content areas, then 500. Ok, so I'm exaggerating...I do that A LOT!

I do have a life outside of school.  I'm a wife to a wonderful, patient and much younger man (Yes, I'm a Cougar...grrrr!).  Ok, so we aren't Demi & Ashton, but let's just say that when I was giving birth to my first child, my husband was graduating high school. Just so we are clear, I was previously married. We have 3 annoying beautiful children.  I still struggle with finding a good balance between school and home.  I really enjoy teaching and want to do a good job, but I feel like my family gets the short end of the stick.

My goal is to share my ideas and thoughts.  As I mentioned before, I tend to joke around, and I hope I don't offend anyone because that's not my goal.

Enjoy reading!

Thanks Y'all,

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