The rules? Answer her questions, make up ten questions of my own, and tag ten more people.
1. What is your favorite literacy resource? I use so many, so it is hard to pick one. Pinterest for the inspirations and links to so much!
2. What is one piece of advice you would give someone that wants to be teacher? Have a backup plan. With the current attacks on public education, I think it is going to be more difficult to see teachers with careers of thirty years in the near future. What incentive will there be to keep you going?
3. What is one piece of advice you were given that has stuck with you? Don't be afraid to be real in the classroom. Students need to see a teacher sharing laughter and tears.
4. If you could be anything OTHER than a teacher, what would it be? I would love to be a professional photographer.
5. What subject would you say you feel most comfortable teaching? I love teaching reading, but miss teaching social studies. I loved the technology integration I did with social studies.
6. Who inspired you to become a teacher? My parents. My dad should have been a math teacher, and my mother taught my siblings and me so much about learning and life. I also had many great teachers that also inspired me.
7. What is your guilty pleasure? Blog stalking and watching reality tv.
8. One teaching moment that really challenged you? The third Friday this year's class demanded their movie. My explanation of why movies weren't going to happen like they had in fourth grade, led to class meetings. They have been my most challenging moments, but most rewarding. Kids need to know they are heard. You just have to choose your own words carefully with a group like mine.
9. Favorite real aloud? The one I am reading at the time. I have so many...
10. Funny teacher moment? (Because these are just so fun to read) The time I was showing my student teacher how to use a stereoscope (Microscope with projector) with a kind of starfish from our saltwater tank. The serpent stars dropped the end of their legs, as a reaction to stress. It looked like animal droppings in my hand. The kids and I thought it was funny, and the student teacher was grossed out.
I am tagging:
My ten questions:
1. What is your favorite holiday project for your classroom?
2. Which do you prefer reading/writing or math/science?
3. What is your favorite piece of technology for your classroom?
4. What was the last thing that happened in class that made you cry?
5. Who is your favorite children's author?
6. What is last song you listened to on your iPod or radio?
7. If you could go any where on a trip, where would you go?
8. Which do you prefer winter or summer?
9. What is your most memorable teaching experience?
10. Why did you decide to start your blog?
I will be back tomorrow to tell how I spent my break.