Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet The Teacher {LINKY}

If you're anything like me you probably spend a great deal of time reading up on your favorite blogs and following bloggers across all the social media platforms. It's always fun to find new teacher friends to follow, especially at the start of the school year when everyone is sharing all these big A-HA ideas left and right! But what I really love is getting to know more about the people behind the blog. That's right, I'd love to learn more about YOU!! So I thought we could all put the back to school madness on hold for just a minute and have a FUN little "Meet The Teacher Blogger" linky!!!


Hey yall! My name is Stephanie. I'm a 28 year old wife, teacher, and blogger gal. 
This is my 6th year teaching 1st graders.The past two years I taught in a 1st/2nd grade combo class. I'm pretty stinkin' excited to be landing back in a room full of firsties!!

I married this wonderful man a little over three years. He's my favorite! :)
We actually met studying abroad on the Gold Coast of Australia! We're beach people, but we've set up shop in CO. It's just us and our two fur pups for now.

 {Fur pups hanging out in my classroom when I moved rooms this summer.}

A few things that I've been joyfully tackling all summer long.

Diving into as many good books as I could get my hands on.
Working out like woah. I set and reached some major fitness goals this summer!!
Decorating our new home. I'm the kind of girl that will buy 13 paint samples to get started.


 THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

Those tall reusable plastic cups with the plastic straws. {see the one in the paint picture above?} Working out. Starbucks. Target. Photography. The Beach. Snowdays. Bright colors. Blogging & blog stalking. Jeans. Traveling. Netflixing. Fried cheese. Every show Shonda Rhimes has ever created. Flair pens.


 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?

When I was little I really wanted to be a vet until I realized that there was blood and operating involved, not just playing with animals all day. Then I really wanted to be a dolphin trainer. So a dolphin trainer or a photographer. Something with a creative outlet.


THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Social.  Driven. Loyal. 

 
FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"

"I'd really love to fill out more paperwork...said no teacher EVER!!"
 

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Someone who can sing AND dance. Justin Timberlake, I'm looking at you! 

Also, Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts.

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

 Sunshine and Shenanigans


 Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
 
 I have to go with teleportation because I hate being late, but I'm a.l.w.a.y.s. rushing!!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

"I want to be remembered as someone who participated in the world."
 

Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

 "Bye Bye Bye" - Nsync

I can't remember what I did yesterday but certain pop music lyrics will stay with me forever. Also, many of the dance moves. HA!  #confessionsofateenageteenybopper

 
 Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

I'm SUCH a night owl. I can stay highly productive until the early hours of the morning. But everything before 9AM is a struggle. Morning and I are not really good friends. 

 
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

 I really love my Flash Fluency packs I created last year because they're in use in my classroom all year long. Also because I love anything I can throw onto a ring.

Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU! 

{Nicole & Kathleen...added these snaps are for you. Ha! #hotmess}
My hair is not naturally straight. It's naturally a crazy hot mess!! Most people are surprised to find that out since my good friend Paul Mitchell helps me keep it pretty darn straight. It also helps that I live in a very dry state. But yeah, the straightener is worth its weight in gold.

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Your turn!! Here's what you need to join the party!!!



 Tell us all a little bit about you. Follow that up by copy and pasting the Q&A Session and adding your own answers. Make sure to include the square "MEET THE TEACHER BLOGGER" button (above) at the end of your post and link it back here so others can find the linky! When your post is published, link it up and join the party below!!!

{Please don't link to your store or anywhere other than directly to your Meet The Teacher post. 
 I don't want to delete links but I will if they go to stores or other content.}

Now visit the 3 bloggers that linked up before you and show them some love!! :)



73 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting! Glad you were able to get some reading in this summer!

    Megan
    Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade

    Mrs. Wheeler's TPT

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  2. So now we need a picture of not-straight-hair Stephanie! It's so straight I never would've guessed!!
    Nicole

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  3. I love this so much!! We are such twinsies, no wonder we have so much fun together :) Thanks for hosting <3

    #coloradostephaniesrock

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  4. LOVE this linky!! Thanks so much for hosting and creating the adorable images!!
    Amanda

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  5. Stephanie what a great linky party! Thank you for hosting it. It looks like I must stop by your tpt store and shop!

    ((HUGS))
    Tiffany

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  6. What a fun linky, Stephanie! I love learning the random things about bloggers!!

    Slainte,
    Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

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  7. I love the template for us to add our names and photos to. Very cute idea! I think I rambled on a bit in mine!

    Emer
    A Crucial Week

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  9. Both of your super powers are right up my alley! Let me know when you've figured those out :P Thank you for having this fabulous linky!

    Hope
    Teaching With Hope

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  10. yay! Thanks for this! Love that rug in your classroom!
    GlueSticks&Crayons 

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  11. Love this Linky! Thanks for getting this going.

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  12. This is a wonderful linky! Thanks for hosting!

    Vera
    The Tutu Teacher

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  13. This was fun!! Thanks so much for hosting this!
    karen
    Smarticle Particles

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  14. What a fun idea! I can't wait to link up soon!!! That rug in your classroom is to die for and I understand your pain of needing a ton of paint samples before choosing! Quick decision making skills is something I need to improve on!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  15. Now I need to know what product you use to straighten your hair -- I have naturally wavy hair and it drives me BONKERS!!

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  16. Thanks so much for the fun linky!! :)

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  18. I'm so glad you are hosting this - I love getting to know everyone a little better. And for real? I had no idea your hair wasn't just perfectly straight all on its own! HA!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  20. Thanks for hosting! Absolutely love meeting teacher bloggers..especially since I am new to the world of blogging! And...I totally understand the #curlyhairproblems

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  21. That was SO.MUCH.FUN. Thanks for creating this. I wish you could have come to our Colorado Teacher Blogger Meet Up! We are having another over Winter Break!

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  22. I loved this linky and getting to know you a little better. You two are a beautiful couple! Glad I linked up.
    Arlene
    LMN Tree

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  23. I did a little bit of reading myself...my favorite character was definitely Four! ;)

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  24. This is a really fun linky! Thanks for hosting it! (Did you love The Fault in our Stars as much as I did?)

    Becky
    Trials and Triumphs

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  25. I think several other people have said this, but thanks! I had fun doing this and getting to know some new teacher bloggers!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

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  26. Thanks for hosting - I found some great blogs to follow - including this one!

    -Lisa from Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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  27. Thanks for hosting this link up! I love meeting other teachers and this was a great way to do it!

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  28. Love this linky! Thank you for hosting.
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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  29. Loving all these posts! I may need to move to Colorado. My hair is a hot mess and the humidity in TN doesn't help. And I totally agree about Justin Timberlake. He's my fave!

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  30. Thank you so much! This was fun!
    - Kelly :)
    Mrs. Campbell's Kids

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  31. We're on the same page with the paperwork comment and JT coming to our birthday party! Maybe if we hold a joint party we have a goo chance of him actually coming!

    Halle :)
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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  32. What a fun link-up! When I first started blogging, there were meet the teacher link-ups all the time! I haven't seen many lately, so thanks for bringing it back!! :)

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  33. Thank you so much for hosting!! I love reading about other Teacher-Bloggers! :)

    Suzanne
    CreateEducateInspire

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  34. What a fun linky! I love reading everyone's answers and the questions are SO fun! I would love for Justin Timberlake to rock it at my party too!

    Bagby
    Get Your Science on in Room 701

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  35. Best linky idea ever! I am enjoying going through and reading about everyone! Thanks so much!
    Carol
    Teachers Are Terrific!

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  36. Such a fun and fantastic linky! I loved reading about all my favorite bloggers and I think it was a great way for some of us newbies to put ourselves out there! I am totally with you- JT is welcome at all my parties!!
    Thanks again!
    Stephanie
    The Loopy Teacher

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  37. Thanks for hosting this linky! It's so fun to meet new bloggers!

    -Maria

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  38. Thanks for a great linky!

    I love your N'Sync comments, I LOVE THEM and I am WAAAY older than you!!!

    I also read that book this summer. Loved it too!

    Elizabeth
    Hodges Herald

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  39. What a fun little link! I had a blast checking out new blogs and seeing what's doing! Im new to this whole process and I am LOVING it! I am open to any suggestions and help fellow bloggers!

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  40. What a fun linky! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Thank you so much for hosting!! It's so fun to meet new teachers. Have a great back-to-school!

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  42. Thank you so much for hosting this party!! My first one!!! It was super fun reading some great teacher blogs!!

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  43. Thank you so much for hosting this party and creating this great link! I had a great time reading all about you! I too have naturally hot messy hair and have to straighten it all the time. I feel the pain! :)

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  44. Thank you so much for doing this! How fun!!!

    recipeforteaching

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  45. Thanks for doing this linky party - I am really enjoying reading about all the bloggers. I read The Fault in Our Stars this summer too! I cried - did you cry?

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  46. Wow Stephanie! I loved this. I am reading that I am not the only one that is participating in their first "linky". This is so much fun. I am currently hearing from so many teachers, and I feel like I know them and am making friends. This is addictive. I am a follower now and hope you will be hosting more of these. :)

    Christine
    K&C Love Grade 3

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  47. This is my favorite linky I've done so far!!! Thanks for hosting such a fun and more personable linky party! Also I LOVE that you would sing N'Sync lol too funny.
    Emily
    Love and the Librarian

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  48. Such a fun linky! Thanks so much for hosting. I chose teleportation as my super power too! I spend way too much time in my car!!

    Sara :)
    The Colorful Apple

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  49. I studied abroad on the Gold Coast in Australia too!! I went to Bond University =)

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  50. So fun!! Thanks so much for hosting an awesome linky! We love a lot of the same things! #flairpensfordays AND we read the same book this summer :) :)

    Ashley
    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

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  51. So fun!! Thank you so much for hosting this!

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  52. Thank you so much for doing such a fun linky party! I am really enjoying reading everyone's answers!!
    Pam
    MrsPSpecialties

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  53. Fun reading all of these little tidbits about you!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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  54. What a fun link up! Thanks so much for hosting. BTW, I LOVE your wavy hair too!

    :) Shelley
    The Write Stuff Teaching

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  55. Yes, I agree with everyone else. This was a great linky party. Thank you.

    intransition678.blogspot.com

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  56. This was such a great idea! Two thumbs up!

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  57. What a great way for teachers to meet each other! What program do you use to get your own picture on the one that you provided?

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  58. You gotta tell me how you handle a combo class! This year is my 8th year in teaching, but it'll be my first time teaching a 2/3 combo class!

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  59. This was a fun linky party -- it has been fun reading up about everyone! Thanks so much for hosting it! :)


    Bobbi
    Bitty Bilinguals

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  60. I am super late to the party, but what a fun linky! I think it's always a great idea to get to know the teacher behind the blogs. Thank you for setting it all up for us!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  61. What a fun Link Up, Stephanie, thank you!

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  62. Oh, Stephanie, this has been such a great link-up. It is so nice to meet people with common interests. Thanks so much for doing it! Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

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  63. Great idea for a link up!! I love getting to know the people behind the blogs!! :) Your fur-babies are pretty darn cute!!

    Katie
    Mind Sparks

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  64. Super - Super - Super LATE for the party, but I have found great blogs to follow (even a bilingual one...just what I was looking for).

    Gracias,
    Kelly

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  65. Thank you for this!!! Loved it!!!! :)

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  66. I LOVED linking up! Just did so now! It was also great to read about you and I look forward to continuing to keep up with you this year! What a great idea! :)

    <3 Melissa
    http://mrsdaileysclassroom.blogspot.com/

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  67. So in April, my husband and I had our wedding reception here and we both have no regrets with choosing this venue. This place is so beautiful.
    best boozy brunch nyc

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  68. Thank you for hosting this! I loved filling out your questions for my blog :)

    http://firstgrademenagerie.blogspot.com

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