Saturday, June 27, 2015

3-2-1 Teacher Bio: Weekend Warriors Link Up

I so can not even believe June is almost over! Summer is flying by!

Today, I had an amazing day meeting up with some Louisiana Teacher Bloggers! We had an amazing day of sharing ideas and meeting new friends. I can't wait to collaborate with these amazing ladies in the future.

Anyway, back to the reason I am posting, today I am linking up with Creative Lesson Cafe for Weekend Warriors: 3-2-1 Bio Linky to share a little bit about me. Some of you may already know these things, but I tried to include some new stuff about me :)

1. In first grade, I had the most amazing teacher- Ms. Kyame. When I tell you I remember her as *perfect* I am not exaggerating at all. I am sure she had bad days, but I don't remember any of them. I still remember learning about addition and subtraction fact families, listening to The Nightingale, and having student of the day for our journal time. She inspired me to want to learn, and the rest was history. I had so many other wonderful teachers along the way, but Ms. Kyame will always hold a special place in my heart! 

2. I taught a 3/4 combo class for one year. I NEVER want to do it again- it was rough! I had so many times when I was overwhelmed beyond belief, but it forced me to teach in small groups. Now, I love small groups. It is so easy to see who gets it and who needs help. It gives me time to interact with students individually and get to know how they think better. I especially love small groups in science and math, so my students can touch, talk, and manipulate everything.

3. The first day is always something to look forward to for me. However on the night before the first day, I can not sleep a wink. I run through everything I need to get done and over think every minute. I am sure many of you can relate!

1. I never thought I would say this but I am my mother's daughter. I talk to strangers in stores, have regular conversations with cashiers, and do not have a shy bone in my body at trainings and workshops. I love to meet new people and share ideas. I especially enjoy meeting other teachers at random places because somehow being a teacher ALWAYS comes up! 

2. Currently, I live with roommates who have a dog, however I don't have one of my own. I would totally borrow steal their dog in a heartbeat, but my true dream is to have a pig. I don't even care if this pig is one of those little cute ones or a large pig. Hopefully, Jonathan wants this as bad as me-- because its gonna happen!

I have only been on one cruise, but I loved it! It was my senior cruise in college, so IMMA BE HONEST the location didn't matter that much, but I would love to go to Key West and the Bahamas in the future! 

Well thats all about me for now, I look forward to hearing more about all of you!

Happy Summer!!


  1. OMG, I just love piglets. They are the cutest thing. I can't imagine a cuter pet.
    I love how teaching in small groups really helps the students get exactly what they need on their level. It makes it so much easier to understand where they are all at.
    Early Years with Sheri

  2. A piggie! How adorbs! I've never been on a cruise in fear of getting sea sick. Blah. Thanks for the sweet comment on my page! I love your theme! :) Also, how was the meet-up? It looked like a lot of fun!

    1. The meet up was so much fun! We had a lot of time to mingle and discuss blogging/ tpting. Also, some of the ladies shared things that have worked for them! It was nice to meet in real life for a change!!

  3. I have been teaching for 17 years and I still get nervous and can't sleep before the first day of school. Glad to know I am not alone. A pig for a pet-what an awesome idea! I hope you make it happen. Thanks for linking up with Weekend Warriors this month. I loved learning a little about you. Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  4. Your blog is absolutely adorable! I get nervous on the first day too! In high school, my friend had a pet pig! It was hilarious to see it walking around the house. I hope you get that little piggie one day! I could definitely go for a cruise to somewhere tropical. It sounds fabulous! Thank you for linking up with us for Weekend Warriors this month!

    Primarily Speaking

  5. I've been on a cruise to the Bahamas! So nice and relaxing! My favourite was with Royal Caribbean cruise line. I just love that food is already included so you don't' have to worry about paying for that. I never felt rushed on my activities. I also went in spring so I never got unbearably hot. (Cruise pool was always full though!)

    ♥ Stephanie
    Fishing for Education Blog

  6. This fall will be my 14th first day of school (as a teacher, of course!) and I still get excited and nervous every time! I think it helps us remember that our kiddos feel this way, too. A pet pig would be SO fun! I hope you get to take that cruise soon! Thanks for linking up with the Weekend Warriors this month!
    Always Kindergarten

  7. What a great memory of your perfect teacher. And yes, I do no sleep at all the day before school starts, but it usually is a wonderful day. Have a wonderful summer!

  8. I still get nervous on the first day too!! I hope you get a little piggy soon!!! :) Thanks for linking up with us!!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  9. The Bahamas sound lovely (as I sit in the gloominess of June here in CA!) A pet pig sounds like so much fun! I agree that the first day brings lots of jitters and excitement!

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  10. Ms. Winter, your blog is adorable! LOVE it! We have a ton in common especially wanting to be a teacher at a very young age! I would buy used books at library sales and set up a "Classroom" in my basement. My parents must have died and gone to heaven because I could spend hours playing school!
    Thanks so much for joining up with us for this month's linky! The Weekend Warriors hope to have you back again next month!

    Mrs. DiBenedetto's First Grade Critter Cafe