Saturday, September 14, 2013

Budding Bloggers Linky Party

     I've linked up at I {heart} Recess for a Budding Blog Linky Party.  if you are new to the blogging world and have fewer than 200 followers you can link up too!  It's a great way for us to 
get to know and support each other. 

Here are my answers:
     I started blogging after being inspired by my fabulous 3rd grade students. I want to share our classroom experiences with others and share some (hopefully good!) ideas as well. 

     My favorite subject to teach is reading. I love to help students who claim to "hate to read" find the right book (or article, blog, poem, etc) that grabs their interest and never lets go. 

My teaching style is very nurturing and consistent while maintaining very high standards for myself and every single student. I look at every student as an individual with gifts and talents to share. Every student is capable and will show growth in my class. I have very clear and consistent standards that everyone is expected to follow, but I also know that my students have extremely different needs and I do everything in my power to differentiate my instruction to meet those needs. 
I am an advocate for every one of my students. I am going to do everything I can to help them learn whether it be getting them the modifications they need, getting them set up with AG classes, shaping and supporting a behavior plan, getting their family set up with food or getting them glasses. I do whatever it takes to make my students feel successful. They know that we are a family in our classroom and that we respect each other for who we are as individuals and as a classroom community. 

    Three interesting facts about me: 
I am 6 feet tall. 

I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age of 11. 

I am scared to death of clowns. Even typing that freaked me out a little. I (obviously) will not be posting a picture for this fact. 

     My meager lil' TPT store can be found at

I am looking forward to reading your answers! :c)
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
3. Describe your teaching style.
4. Give three interesting facts about you.
5. Do you have a TpT store? If yes, please post the link.


  1. Hi Amanda!
    I love your teaching style and agree that we all have to be advocates for our kiddos! So glad I found your blog through the Budding Blog linky and am your newest follower. Can't wait to learn from you on our new blogging adventure! Make sure to check out my blog if you get a chance. I'm doing a giveaway this week!
    Melissa Cloud
    A Teaspoon of Teaching

  2. Thank you Melissa! You are so sweet.
    I am following your blog and am looking forward to reading about and learning from you too!