Testing, testing 1,2,3! Is this thing on? Is anyone reading this thing? LOL Just kidding!
Meet The TeacherI try to be a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious kindergarten teacher by day and Super Mom and wife by night…you can call me CRYSTAL!! J I will turn the BIG 31 on Thursday..Yasp, EEK! J I am looking forward to celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary this December, whoo hoo! I love love love my husband. We met in high school and the rest is history. We have three great kids, James, Joseph, and Grace, all in middle school this year, which makes me COL (Cry Out Loud). My kids were not born from my body, but born from my heart. God gave them to us seven years ago and I am blessed to be their mom. (For those of you with the puzzled look on your face, we adopted through foster care.) I live for God, family, school, and everything else I can squeeze in. I totally should be skinny for as much as I squeeze into every 24 hours!!
Teaching is not what I do, it is who I am. All things crayola, art, reading, laughing, counting, etc. ooze from within me. I heart the little people! I admire teachers that work with older kiddos. I don’t think I could handle it and they get pretty funky after PE. LOL
This year I hope to work on organization and time management. I can be chatty so I need to work on that. Note to self: must plan gossip, I mean chat time, with friends. This is my first school year with blogging so I am hoping to put it on the regular schedule. Oh, did I mention that I am in grad school? How could I forget all that homework too!! I am working on my Masters in Educational Technology. I just got an iPad so I hope to figure out all the things I can do with it. I wrote a grant for classroom iPod touches (is that spelled right? Lol) so I am working on ways to use it in our class too. I hope to overload my TPT with all kinds of goodies also. Lots of good stuff and if I can accomplish half of it, I will be doing great!
What can I NOT live without? Chart paper, all colors of markers and all kinds too. I LOVE interactive writing, it’s my fav! I must have my iPod docking station for all the good ole music and signing that will be flowing from my room. I am a diet coke addict but since my lap band surgery this summer, I am trying to not drink sodas…BOO! Which leads to my newest addiction, SPARK! It’s a vitamin energy thingy you add to your water. It has replaced coffee and soda so I think I will make it.
I am totally pumped about this year. You all make me want to be a better teacher and definitely provide me with great support, encouragement, and lots of laughs! HAVE A GREAT YEAR blogging buddies. I heart you the most!! Feel free to leave me a comment. They brighten my day!