Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet the Teacher

I'm linking up with Stephanie from Falling Into First to help you get to know Ms. Van Orman a little bit better.  :)
 

 I am 29 and living the dream in Arizona!  I love everything about this state - the warmth, cactuses, palm trees, pools, real Mexican food...  :)  This is my TENTH year teaching!  Can you believe it??? 
 
I'd just like to take a minute to tell my junior high and high school teachers - HA!  I did it.  I amounted to something.  You didn't think I would, but I did.  :) 
 
I taught 1st Grade for 7 years in Idaho before moving down to Arizona to my dream job - teaching 2nd Grade! 
 


 
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
 
Tumblers. Target.  Thank You Cards.  Manicures.  Pedicures.  Pools.  Tanning.  Sunshine.  Singing.  Ice-skating.  Starbucks.  Netflixing.  Flowers.  Books.  Chocolate.  Pink.  Chevron.  Traveling.  Family.  Friends.
 
IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
 
I'd love to write children's books, or own a cute, little bookstore.  You know, like the one on You've Got Mail?  Adorable.
 
THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
 
Perfectionist.  Compassionate.  Fun.
 
FINISH THE SENTENCE, "__________", SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!!
 
"Oh yes!  Another inside recess!"  said no teacher EVER!!!
 
IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY.  WHO ARE YOU INVITING?
 
My Family. 
I have three older brothers, three sister-in-laws, three nephews, and four nieces.  They all live in Canada and I miss them constantly! 
 
IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?
 
Confessions of a Workaholic
 
YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER.  WHAT IS IT?
 
The ability to stop time.  Then maybe I'd get everything done in one day!  :) 
 
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?
 
 
IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
 
*And wouldn't you know, this song came on my Lea Michele Pandora station right now!*
 
ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?
 
Total morning person!!  I get pretty tired and grumpy from about 4:00 p.m. on...  :/
 
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?
 
I can't pick a favorite... I love them all!  But, I especially love my newest products.
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Posters-Turquoise-Blue-and-Green-1343709
 
 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Class-Rules-Posters-Whole-Brain-Teaching-1346928
 
I decided on a new classroom color scheme this year, and needed a new alphabet and classroom rules to match.  Since I couldn't find any I loved, I made my own!  I love them!
 
SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!
 
I may be a good teacher, but I was a poorly behaved student!  I was on a behavior plan starting in the 3rd grade.  I just couldn't keep my mouth shut!  Oh the stories my parents could tell.... but they won't.  :) 
 
On a more positive note, I toured Europe with my High School Girls Choir.  We went to England, Germany, and Scotland.  We had an amazing time and saw more castles than I knew existed!  We even sang in St. Paul's Cathedral! 
 
http://fallingintofirst.blogspot.com/2014/08/meet-teacher-linky.html
Go link up! 
 

 

4 comments:

Sarah said...

I LOVE your ABC posters! Who doesn't love chevron?! I also was not the best behaved student when I was in school-funny how the tables turn ha! Loved your post!

-Sarah

Ally said...

Lea Michele forever. We miss you! xo

Mirtha Medina said...

I love teachers and I know a lot of people who are also very thankful for teachers. Thanks for sharing some information that allows us to get a view of the other side of teachers.

Miss Giraffe said...

It was so fun to read this to get to know you!! We sound aaaaa LOT alike.. except for the very big exception that I am definitely not a morning person :)

Miss Giraffe