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 3rd 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. :)
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 18 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
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. :)