I am so excited to be a part of this collaborative blog! There are a ton of teacher bloggers on here that I admire and am so proud to call my friends. They inspire me to be a better teacher every.single.day. I hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as I enjoy being a part of it!
About me: I was born and lived in Oregon for 30 years. I grew up on the Oregon Coast, went to the University of Oregon for college (Go DUCKS!), then moved to Portland. I earned a Master's in Teaching from Pacific University with endorsements in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Reading. I am also one class away from my ESOL endorsement. Can you tell I love school? I married my college sweetheart and we have two beautiful children. Nathan is going into 2nd grade this year and we debated having him in my class! But we ended up putting him in my good friend's class instead. I was afraid he'd get sad if I had to treat him like all the other kids and not my sweet, special boy <3. Last summer my husband and I moved our little family to the tiny island of Lanai in Hawaii. It has been hard to assimilate to a new school, a new community, and essentially a new culture. But it has been great. I am so glad that I took this opportunity to branch out, meet new people, and live my life the way I want to. The kids love it here too: it is so safe, we have tons of kids in our neighborhood, and we get to play outside everyday! What's not to love? Aside from my life, I love bright colors but I hate red, I love watching reality TV (Who's ready for the Bachelorette finale??), trying new foods, getting dressed up, wearing pajamas all day long on Sundays, having art and craft nights with my friends, and playing in the ocean with my kids.
Hubby and I on a date in Waikiki
Nathan and his buddies playing in the waves
The Fab Six - all the new teachers at LHES this year. We have become the bestest of friends!
Painting party in my yard!
At Disney's Aulani Resort with Grandma (My MIL) for Spring Break
Go to my blog to see how I set them up in my room and for a little
giveaway for the school supply clip art I used!