Today I am linking up with a huge crowd! It's a Back to School Blog Hoppin' linky party!!
I've done some meet the teacher link ups before so I'll try to vary my answers a little so it's not ALL repetitive. I say this because I actually think you actually REMEMBER anything I've ever said about me in the past... ;)
Let's do 10 random facts:
My name is Amna. I was born and raised in New York. I was born in Brooklyn but grew up in Long Island after 3rd grade. I sometimes wonder how much of a NY accent I would have if I had stayed in Brooklyn. Would I be cooler?
I lived in in a suburb near Chicago from my early to mid 20's. I hated living there for the first two years because I knew no one, had no family, and had two little babies to take care of. But after that, I LOVEDDD IT. I made my closest friends there. I miss living there but I am just as happy to be back in NY where my parents and siblings are.....because I get free babysitting... ;)
This will be my 8th year teaching 2nd grade. I also did my student teaching in 2nd grade. But each year, I do things so much differently or add on to enhance things that didn't work out the year before. When will I just GET IT?
I LOVEEEE CATS. Well I love all animals really but my obsession is with cats. I had some but had to give them away due to husband's allergies. I dream of the day when I can convince him to take allergy shots so I can get some again!! When I was a teenager, I ripped out all the pics of my cat calendar and hung them on my wall. I did that with like 3 calendars. There were a lot of cats on my walls.
I am the oldest of 4 girls. Did your parents get more and more lenient with each subsequent kid? I was never allowed to go to the mall or out anywhere with friends...but my youngest sis...everything is game! I really wish I had some brothers. Remember the show, "Party of Five?" I really wanted a brother like Charlie.
I love Sushi! And food.
Sometimes I think I want to go and get an administration degree. Then I think about studying and writing papers. So I stop thinking.
My parents are from Pakistan. I can speak our language, "urdu." But my older kids hardly know how to speak it because I don't speak it on a regular basis. And now my baby knows a couple of words...and I regret it...but it's soooo hard to teach it if you don't speak it with other adults around in the house.
I consider myself pretty trustworthy and dedicated. Those are two qualities I do believe I work hard to have and maintain. I like to believe that I can be trusted and that when I put my dedication into doing something, I will go out and achieve it.
I am so glad you stopped by. I haven't gone back into my classroom this year yet so I don't know much about some of the other days for this linky party...since my older pictures STINK! But we'll see.