Thursday, February 20, 2014

Five Questions You May Have For Me

Hello, everybody! I am Jenn from 2nd Grade Snickerdoodles. You might know me from Pinterest or from TPT. I am finally venturing out into the world of blogging. I am a little freaked out about that. I am usually VERY shy. So, this blog is going to help me grow and push my boundaries. Thanks for joining me on this journey! Right now, my blog is very basic. I promise to give it a face lift and a custom design once I get the hang of how all of this works. Anyway, for now, I thought it would be best if you found out a little bit about me. So, here is my list of the top five things that you might want to know about me.

1. Teaching experience?
     I have been teaching for 19 years now. I taught 1st grade for two years. Then, we moved to middle Georgia and jobs were scarce. So, I taught 3rd grade for four years at a private school. Then, I landed my dream job. I completely love my school! I have been teaching 2nd grade for 11 years now. Several of those years I was an inclusion teacher. I am now on my 2nd year teaching E.I.P. (Early Intervention Program). Basically, my parapro and I teach about 60 kids a day through small group reading and math remediation. These kids were referred to us through the RtI process. I am looking forward to sharing some of what we do with you soon.

2. Why Snickerdoodles?
Well, when I was a kid, my mom used to call my sister and I all sorts of silly nicknames. I picked up that habit. My kids giggle when I say things like, "Come on, my little doodlebops" or "See you tomorrow, my sweet cherubs". One of their favorites has always been when I call them "My Snickerdoodles". So, there you have it. :)

3. Family?
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 17 years. He is an amazing man! We have two kids. Our daughter is about to turn 13. Eek! A teenager in our house! She is left-handed and about as right-brained as they come! She is completely creative, gifted, artistic, and she makes me laugh until I cry several times a day. She is also responsible, wise beyond her years, trustworthy, and kind. Right now she would love to teach art or agriculture when she grows up. Our son just turned seven. In many ways, he is the opposite of his sister. He is highly logical, a stickler for rules, a reader of only nonfiction, and an animal lover. He is also the most social member of our family. He talks ALL of the time! You also have to watch him carefully because he loves to pull pranks on people. His life's ambition is to be a marine biologist and work at the Georgia Aquarium or possibly become a ninja turtle. I am one proud mama!

4. Got pets? 
You betcha! Take a look!

Charlie, our chocolate lab, has O.C.D..
You can see his patrol paths of our
back yard on Google Earth! :)
Chloe, our black lab, is totally spastic!
She can't wag her tail back and forth.
It only spins in circles. When she is
really happy, we worry that she might
take flight!
Shiloh is our newest addition. She was only
four weeks old when someone abandoned
her in the parking lot of Shiloh Baptist Church.
She is really unique looking. She is covered in
peach spots and we tease her about having
a hip transplant from some orange cat.
5. Interests?
I am a total nerd!  You have been warned! I love documentaries, history, and mysteries. There is nothing I like better after a long day than watching Classic TV and film. My favorites are I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Twilight Zone. I also love reruns of Monk. The only new shows that I keep up with at all are Duck Dynasty, 24, and Sherlock. 

My family thinks I am a good cook. I hope to share some quick fixes or crock pot recipes with you. 
I am NOT a fashionista! You will never see me posting pics of my clothes here. Unless you need pics of jeans and sweaters. :)

Well, that's me in a nutshell!  I am so excited about getting to know you! The teacher in me wants to assign you a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting you and me, but I will hold off for now. Feel free to post your work in the comment section if you feel so inclined. :)


  1. Oh my goodness! I've been following (stalking) you on Pinterest and TPT for a while, thinking we'd be friends if we lived closer. I've been teaching 19 years, have been married to my HS sweetie for 17 years. We have 2 kids (both girls), 2 chocolate labs (one of which is totally OCD), and I love me some Duck Dynasty!!
    Anyway, thanks for starting a blog so I can follow (stalk) you even more!!
    I'm totally joking about the stalking, but I do LOVE everything you put out there for us to use!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Susan,
    You made my weekend with your kind words! Thanks so much for being the first person to comment on my blog! It does sound like we have a lot in common! We can totally be blog pals! I understand about the stalking. I am a stalker myself. I am amazed by the talent that many people share on their blogs. I have a lot of ideas for posts. I promise that they won't all be product stuff. Thanks for following! Have a great weekend, too!


  3. I cannot believe you have ventured out this far!! I am very proud of you. Even though we are polar opposites, the love that I have for you and our friendship is to the moon and back. I am so happy to see you sharing a little of your world with others. It's an awesome place! Hugs!

    1. Oh-my-tears! Girl, you know that I love you dearly! I miss you very much this year. It isn't right that we don't get to teach together every day! I can't believe I took this step either. The hubs was teasing me and saying, "Well, it took me about two years to get you to open your own TPT store. It only took you a year and a half to try a blog. You are really getting better at reaching out!" LOL! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment! I appreciate it! We need a girls' night out soon! Love ya!