Sunday, August 21, 2011

Meet the Teacher Monday

Tell us a little something about yourself:

This is me, Rachel. I'm a wife, teacher, mother, and dancer (just a few of my titles in no special order). I'm also a non-cook. I've tried and failed many, many times. Luckily I'm married to a wonderful man who loves to cook and he's great at it! He's also a English and Spanish teacher at a nearby high school. I graduated from BYU-Idaho, but I'm originally from Ohio so by nature I'm a Buckeye's fan! I LOVE going home to visit my parents, my four siblings, three nieces, and four nephews. Our family's so big and fun that it's always a party. That's only MY side of the family. My husband is from California, right by the coast, and his hometown is basically my dream town. So picturesque and beautiful. My little guy was grand-baby #4 born in one year, so it's just as crazy and fun when we visit there.

We've been married for 7 1/2 years and have this little man. I may be bias, by I think he's the cutest boy EVER!

How long have you been teaching:
This will be my sixth year teaching (all in first grade). I also was an aide for kindergarten before I got my teaching job.

You might not know:
You know that student of yours that REFUSES to hold her pencil the correct way? That was me. My first grade teacher used to give me those triangle grips that go on the pencil and I used to throw them away. I was a stinker! Okay, maybe I still am a little bit of a rebel.

What are you looking most forward to this year:
I've been collecting some fantastic ideas through all these great blogs that I can't wait to put into action. The kiddos will LOVE them!

What do you need to improve:
Soooo many things! I need to do a better job teaching creative writing, being a better cook, actually folding laundry instead of just throwing it into the basket (anyone else do that?)...

What teaching supplies can you not live without?
I love sticky notes of all sizes. I also need an assortment of colored Sharpies. A coke makes me a happy teacher, too.

Now tell us one random thing about yourself:

Okay this is totally random, but when I was in high school I lived across the street from Bizzy Bone of the rap group Bone Thugs n Harmony. That was pretty crazy and I have lots of stories about him. One being when I was in my driveway washing my car and the whole group pulled up and asked me to wash their car too! In case you're wondering... I said no!

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