Let's Get Acquainted Linky ~ Lovin' Teachin'

I am so glad to finally be able to get back into this linky!  Latoya at Flying Into First Grade is back to host her "Let's Get Acquainted Linky.
This week revolves around our love for teaching.  Here are the questions and answers.

1.  What made you decide to become a teacher?
2. What has been your most rewarding experience as a teacher?
3. If you were not a teacher, what would you be?
 
1.  My family has a long line of teachers, but it really comes from my first and second grade years.  I went to a VERY small private school and was in a combined class.  I enjoyed learning what the older kids were learning and then helping the younger kids the next year.  My fourth grade year solidified it when I had an awesome teacher, Mrs. Taylor.  She had "centers" in her classroom and made learning hands on, something that had never been done in the school.  So much fun!
 
2. My job as a reading specialist is always full of rewards.  This year I watched one second grade student move from a Preprimer reading level to a 2nd grade level!  That is awesome!  I see this a lot each year and pray, pray, pray that the summer slide doesn't take them too far back.  But it feels good to know that I had something to do with that!
 
3.  If I were not a teacher, I would be an actress.  I have always liked to be in front of a crowd, and I guess that is why I teach!   
 
Head on over to Latoya's blog and link up to let us know what has made you the teacher you are!

5 comments

  1. SO awesome about the growth of your second grader! I always worry about the summer, but this year I bought some books from Scholastic using my bonus points, and I'm going to send a book once a month to my low kids with a little note. Hopefully it will keep them motivated to keep on keepin' on this summer!

    Angela :)

    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

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  2. What a wonderful accomplishment for your little second grader! I love that you would be an actress. Sometimes teaching feels like taking to the stage!

    Amy
    Eclectic Educating

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  3. Wow, I can't believe you'd want to be an actress! I am one of those teachers who actually hates teaching in front of adults! Whenever I give PD or get observed, I still get nervous!

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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  4. That's a cool story about having a combined 1st and 2nd grade class. I admire the teachers who had to plan for that. Sounds tricky! But it seems like your teacher really had it going on! Very cool =)

    -Amanda
    Teacher at the Wheel

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  5. I found your blog via the Let's Get Acquainted Linky. I teach third grade right now but am transferring to kindergarten next year. So I am your new follower. I look forward to getting to know you as well as all your great ideas!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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