Meet the Teacher Linky!

 Hey Everyone!  I'm excited to join up on this linky and get to know some bloggers out there!  I'm a new kid on the block when it comes to blogging, so I'm excited to make some new friends!
Though my summer has been about 3 weeks long, with very little sleep, I'm still excited to start year 12 in teaching.  I've been in many different grade levels because honestly, I get bored and like to switch it up every couple of years and because I like to learn.  This year is going to be another great one for the books I'm sure.  Every year the room becomes  just a little bit greater, the kids a little more challenging, and I grow just a little bit more as a teacher.  :-)
I'm a 32 year old (about to be 33) year old new blogger on the block.  I'm a wife, teacher, grad school student (currently finishing my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, mom to two adorable puppies, Clip art Creator, and Tpter just to name a few things! 
My husband and my parents are my biggest fans.  To not include both of them would be impossible.  I got married a little over a 1 1/2 years ago...the BEST thing to ever happen to me.  Love our love story and love him more and more every day!  My mom and dad have taught me more than I could ever repay them for in my life.  I also have a baby brother who I love very much.  I'm blessed beyond measure in this crazy life!


THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
As I said before, my husband and family...my dogs, they're my furbabies!  Sonic happy hour Sweet Mango Peach Tea, my friends.  Starbucks lattes. Doodling.  Painting.  Decorating.  Shopping!


 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
If I wasn't a teacher I would want to be an interior designer or a clothing designer.  I love putting new things together...anything creative!


THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Creative.  Loving.  Gregarious.

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

"Standardized tests teach me so much about where my students are at!, said no teacher ever!!"
 

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

Nikki from Mealonheadz...I got to meet her at conference and she just inspires me.  My grandma who I lost a couple of years ago and miss dearly...so much I took for granted in getting to know her.

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?
The Scattered Brain:  The Life of a Perfectionist Overachiever


 Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
 
The ability to wiggle my nose and accomplish things...in particular cleaning.  I struggle to get much of it done amongst all of the work! lol

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

"God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called."
 

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

 "Redneck Woman" - Gretchen Wilson
This is one of my favorites to do at karaoke. lol

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

A NIGHT OWL, no doubt!  However, my husband is a morning person...this is one of the biggest things I struggle with, closing the computer and calling it a night.

 
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?
This is hard to answer.  I have a new favorite, I just started my own clip art line.  So I'm in love with that at the moment.  However, my biggest seller and thing I'm proudest of is a product for K-2 Texas Teachers, those are my TEKS cards that are illustrated versions of each TEK for the four core areas we teach.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Kids-Commercial-Clip-Art-1360241
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Superhero-Commercial-Clip-Art-1367550


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ladybug-Commercial-Clip-Art-1356184

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kindergarten-TEKS-Illustrated-and-Organized-298426http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Grade-TEKS-Illustrated-and-Organized-733148

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2nd-Grade-TEKS-Illustrated-and-Organized-820126


Link up and join the fun!

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8 comments

  1. Hi! I'm Amna over at Teach Two Reach (teachtworeach.blogspot.com). It's so nice getting to know you through this! I will def. be checking out your TPT shop and your clip art creations. I like the twitch nose and get things done idea.. :)

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    1. Awe, thanks! It's nice to meet you! Oh the things we could get done if we could just twitch our noses! lol

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  2. Nikki is seriously an angel! She is one of the kindest, most generous person I have EVER met!!! :)

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    1. I know! She is amazing! By far one of my favorite parts of going to the TpT conference in Vegas this year was meeting her!

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  3. Hi Tonja! I found your link. I have one thing to say. Wow!!! A Ph.D?! I just finished my masters in Curriculum and Instruction (and I loved it...so interesting, but that statistics nearly kicked my rear-end!)
    Happy Back to School!
    karen
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  4. Thanks Karen! It's been a lot of work, but if I can just finish my dissertation (hopefully this spring) it will all be behind me! :-)

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  5. I am also new to the blogging world and loving it! I agree with you on the standardized tests! They are rotten - April and May are my least favorite months of the year because of them! But we get through them!

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  6. Redneck Woman was my second AI choice! I went with Gunpowder and Lead. So nice to meet you through this linky!

    Dawn @ Revenge of the Thirds

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