Saturday, June 27, 2015

3-2-1 Teacher Bio (Weekend Warriors)

Today I am linking up with Primarily Speaking for this month's Weekend Warriors, 3-2-1 Teacher Bio.
This link-up is a way for you to get to know me better and hopefully you let me get to know you as well! I love the 3-2-1 nonfiction graphic organizer that is being used for this post.  Here is how it works:

Now, here is a little bit about me:

1.  I have taught for ten years.  My first year I was an intervention specialist at a school in Dayton, Ohio for first and third grade.  I was also the coordinator for the after-school program (which means I worked until 6:30 every was a LOOONNNG day).  I worked as an intervention specialist for grades 4 & 5 my second year of teaching.  Unfortunately, the district's levy failed at the end of my second year and I was one of the first to be cut.  Thankfully, I was hired as a third grade teacher my third year at a district near Cincinnati, Ohio.  I have been there ever since.  I LOVE 3rd grade and LOVE my district!
2.  Over the years, I have made PowerPoints for all my reading skills that I teach to my third graders.  I find myself tweaking (editing, adding, deleting...) the PowerPoint presentations every year, so they are definitely a work in progress.  These presentations include a lot of visuals, video clips, and commercials.  Every student learns differently, so these PowerPoints help students grasp the skills in a different way.
3.  I have two of my own children.  But during the school year, I have 20+ children.  I make sure all my students feel loved, just like my own children.  They mean the world to me!

1.  I LOVE COFFEE.  My love for coffee started when I worked at Starbucks during my second year of college.  I love the taste and smell of coffee.  I will actually get a headache by 10am if I have not had a cup of coffee.
2. My dorm room was always packed with people every Thursday night during my first and second year of college.  It was will filled with people from 8-8:30 pm once a week for the T.V. show Friends.  Best.Show.Ever.  Even though I have seen all the episodes a hundred times, I still catch myself laughing out loud every time!
My daughter is 6 years old and my son is 3 years old.  Lucy LOVES princesses and TOMMY loves Legos. We just purchased our second (and hopefully last) house, so now it is time to save for this trip!  Hopefully this bucket list will be fulfilled soon!

Now it is your turn!  Grab the pictures below and link up!  Thanks for the taking the time to learn a little bit about me!


  1. I lived in Florida for years and year, and just a short drive to Disney World. I had a season pass for 4 years and I NEVER got tired of it! SO MUCH TO DO and so much fun for all ages! I miss it since moving to Australia, but I'm hoping to visit in January when I visit home! October-November is the best time, less of a crowd. June-July are obviously the busiest, BUT you can plan your fast passes online in advance! Hope you get to go soon!

    ♥ Stephanie
    Fishing for Education Blog

    1. Thanks for the helpful tips! It'll probably be another year or two until we get to go, but I can't wait! Thanks again for sharing!!

  2. Thank you so much for linking up with us for Weekend Warriors! I loved reading all about you! I just finished my 10th year of teaching too! Your reading Power Points sound great! I'm intrigued, and I bet your students love them. Such a great idea! Coffee is the greatest, but caffeine induced headaches are the worst! Friends is, by far, the best show ever! I own every season on DVD. I hope to get to Disney World one day too! And, I have heard that Legoland is lots of fun! I hope you get there soon!

    Primarily Speaking

  3. Coffee and Friends are 2 of my favorite things! I can almost recite most episodes. :) Congrats on purchasing your forever home. I hope you get to DW and Legoland soon! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Warriors this month!
    Always Kindergarten

  4. I can't start my day without coffee either! I hope you make it to Disney Wldl and Legoland soon!! Thanks for linking up with us!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  5. I hope to make it to Disney in the next year or so too! My kids are 7, 5 and 4!
    Friends is the best forever and always!
    A Burst of First

    1. Perfect ages for a trip to Disney! I hope you get there soon!

  6. I watch Friends on a daily basis. And I still laugh at jokes I know are coming!!

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

    1. It's awesome how the jokes never get old! :)