It's the second week of the Summer linky party with The Teaching Tribune! Today is all about getting to know me a little better.
I've been teaching for 7 years. All of them, plus the year prior for my student teaching, have been in 2nd grade. My principal likes to joke and tell people that I have a P.H.D. in 2nd grade. I think it's the perfect grade honestly. I mean, based on prior clinical experiences or just seeing the kids in the other grades, little second graders are old enough to be independent to do a lot of things on their own, but not too old to think that projects are boring or coloring is not fun, and not too old to have an attitude.
I have a blended family. Both my husband and I are in our second marriages. I had two kids, who are 12 and 11 now, from my previous marriage. He has two boys who live with their mom that we go visit or they come here. And together we have a newly minted two year old (as of yesterday) baby girl.
I also have an insane desire to have cats again. I had them until I got remarried and moved into our home. My husband is super allergic so I had to give my three away. He said it was him or the cats. I had to think about it.
I love reality t.v. and competition shows. It's something about the mind numbingness of it that I enjoy. Right now I'm into the Bachelor and So You Think You Can Dance. I'm also just sort of excited about the Real Housewives of NJ premiere because most of the old cast is gone!
I think I'm a teeny bopper and my first go to channel on Sirius XM in the car is Radio Disney.
I don't have much time to read, but I really enjoy reading historical fiction novels, such as Memoirs of a Geisha. I also like to see what Instagram teachers are reading. Recently I read Wonder and now I plan on reading The Fault in our Stars.
I also tutor after school for a few hours 4-5 days a week. I'm not sure if I want to continue that because it takes time away from my own family. But at the same time, working on a minimal salary in a private school just isn't cutting it. So I feel like I definitely need to make some changes for next year.
|my almost teenage son ahh!|
|my almost 12 year old|
|controller of the house|
|looking all sweet and innocent|
|my husband will love this pic of him.|