Monday, May 13, 2013

Let's Get Aquainted!

It's been awhile...sorry. I just can't seem to get focused on everything I have to do. And now it's assessment time (math and DIBELS all at the same time...ugh) and other "things" seem to be getting in the way of those darn assessments. Then once I get home, I'm crashing--like fall asleep sitting straight up with the computer in your lap crashing....ridiculous I say.

I know that all of you guys are feeling the crunch too.....18 more days... I think I can I think I can...

How many more days do you have???

I haven't participated in a linky in a here goes...


Latoya over at Flying Into First Grade is continuing her Let's Get Aquainted Linky.  

Linky Questions
1.  What made you decide to become a teacher?
2. What has been your most rewarding experience as a teacher?
3. If you were not a teacher, what would you be?

1. I think I've always wanted to be a teacher in some form or another. I know that growing up I always had other "dream" jobs but teaching is something I think I just knew that I was going to do. The only other job that I've ever had was working at a day care for 6 years, so I've only ever worked with kiddos. 
My mom has always said that all I ever would say growing up was that I was going to be a teacher (now I don't recall all of that...but if mama said it! :) 

2. My most rewarding experience?? This one is hard. I think it happens every year when I see where my kiddos began in August and then see where they finish up at the end of the year. Sometimes I feel as if I haven't taught anything or reached a particular child as I should've, but then I give them a book or complete an assessment with them, and BOOM, it's there. That light bulb has switched on and it's amazing.

My two friends and I at work today, were hollering with joy while eating lunch, b/c of one of their students' read a level F book today. This has been a huge undertaking with this particular child and we were so excited.

Now that's rewarding.

3. Ha...this question is so funny. Honestly, I've always wanted to be a fashion designer (random I know) or work at a zoo (still would love to do this I do believe). 

Two totally random occupations that I would've chosen yet I fell into a classroom 10 years ago. But I love it....most days....everyday! ;)

Be checking back in the next day or so....I'll have a guest blogger who has some awesome ideas to discuss with you!! 



  1. Hi Nikki,
    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 kinder ideas!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

  2. I love that feeling at the end of the year. I just wish it lasted a little longer because it seems like you have to send them on the second they "got it". Looking forward to your guest blogger :)
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten