Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday's Freebie and Getting Acquainted!

I have a personal day and I feel like I still need to compulsively check my work e-mail, worry, hope the sub plans are okay, etc... Plus, I'm now doing the work of a first grade teacher AND a k teacher since this week is our K parent night, plus 2 days of incoming K visits. I'm moving schools AND grades, and it is nuts...

My personal day allowed me to finish this unit:

YAY! This has been a work in progress for months. I bundled concepts about maps and map skills, the United States, the continents, and community helpers, because I have taught K, 1 and 2, and these are the units I taught! For me, it makes sense to have 'em all together. This unit is now available on TpT at a reduced price for the next few days! If you're like me, you're teaching this stuff right now, which is why I *needed* to finish ASAP! :) Click the pic to hop over to the TpT listing and check out the preview.

I am linking up in a few different places today. First, Classroom Freebies! I have a freebie from this unit to share. I was thinking about how cute it would be to do this kind of Pinterest inspired photo shoot for the end of this year OR back to school, or just to do this fun activity! The freebie is 3 variations (out of 5 included in the unit) of "When I Grow Up...". I hope you like it! 

Also, I am linking up with Latoya for Let's Get Acquanited! 

This week's questions:

1.  What made you decide to become a teacher?
I have always wanted to be a teacher, ever since I was little. However, when it came time for college, I majored in social work and counseling! Immediately after graduating from college with my bachelor's degree, I entered a master's program and received my master's in early childhood education 2 years after that. During that time, I worked as a kindergarten assistant and fell in love with the little ones :)
2. What has been your most rewarding experience as a teacher?
Being able to loop with 5 of my students from K-1. Watching those 5 kiddos bloom has been so rewarding! I can't believe their growth and progress. Having that special relationship with them and their families has been so rewarding. I wouldn't trade it for anything! It will make the end of the year that much harder :(
3. If you were not a teacher, what would you be?
I would be a baker! I LOVE baking. I make cupcakes and cake pops for every friend's child's birthday or special event. It is so relaxing for me :) 


  1. I am so jealous you can make cake pops. Mine NEVER turn out right. They look a mess! Taste great, but look bad lol
    Third Grade Tidbits

  2. It's all about the frosting:cake ratio AND freeze the cake balls before you dip 'em :)

  3. I also said I would be a cupcake baker if I wasn't a teacher! YUM!
    Polka Dot Kinders

  4. 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

    1. Thank you Stephanie! I'm hopping over to check out your blog, too :)

  5. I have visited your wonderful blog many times. I read your "Let's Get Acquainted" and I giggled to see that you'd be a baker too if you weren't a teacher. So many of us chose that !!! I love to bake. My great grand parents owned a bakery. My great grandfather was very thin but my great grandmother was quite plump! I inherited more than her recipes! Ha!