Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Budding Blog

We are linking up today with I {heart} Recess  for the May Budding Blog linky party.  



1.  Why did you start blogging?  
I have been following blogs since I started teaching 2nd grade last year.  It was such a great way for me to get ideas after switching grade levels.  Reading other teacher's blogs inspired me to start my own.  When Caitlin and I started team teaching this year, we both had the passion to create our own blog and here we are! 

2.  What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
My favorite subject to teach is Math!  I love being able to incorporate games and food to make it more engaging for my students.   I enjoy watching my students' faces light up when they solve a problem.  

3.  Describe your teaching style.
That's a hard one!  I strive to be as creative as possible in my teaching and allow my students to be creative as well.  I think that using a child's multiple intelligences is important!  I love to use technology whenever possible.  We have iPads and laptops that we incorporate into the classroom through whole class and small groups.  I like to use centers, small groups, and partners as much as I can.  Engaging my students as much as possible is so important!

4.  Give three interesting facts about you.
Well, let see . . . . what's interesting about me??  I'm not sure . . . 
*I am a St. Louis Cardinals fan, obsessed with Dave Matthews Band and love Magnolia Cupcakes!
*My favorite place to visit is New York City (where I discovered my love of Magnolia Cupcakes and where I want to live someday!)
*My husband and I both grew up in the same small town in Central Illinois and started dating in high school.  We have been happily married for 13 years (in July).  We do however disagree on baseball, as he is a diehard Cubs fan and I am a diehard Cardinals fan.  But, we both love to watch Illini basketball and traveled to Austin, Texas over spring break to watch them play in March Madness!!  

5.  Do you have a TPT store?  If yes, post the link :)
Caitlin and I both started our TPT stores earlier this year.  We have a lot of ideas and hope to get more items listed over the summer.  Please check out the link's below!



Check back on June 3rd for our summer linky party.


We hope this will be a great way for everyone to share their summer fun and new ideas they are working on for the upcoming school year!
  

We have 10 more days till summer break.  How many do you have left??

*Carrie


16 comments:

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    1. Thanks for hosting! Such a fun linky party!

      Carrie
      Table Talk with C & C

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  2. I am officially on summer break! But we start summer school next week. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. I'm jealous! We have 7 days and 1 hour, but who's counting???? :)

      Carrie
      Table Talk with C & C

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  3. We have 9 more days! I found you on the Buddying Blog link up. I am exctied to start following you!
    Kheila
    Two Friends In First

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    1. So glad you are following us! Heading over to check out your blog now!!

      Carrie
      Table Talk with C & C

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  4. Hey, I just found your blog and I am super excited to start following! We only have 3 more days!! Hang in there, and thanks for sharing!

    Bethany
    Ship Shape First Grade

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    1. So jealous! We have 7 days and 1 hour, but who's counting?? :) So glad you are following us! Heading over to check out your blog now!

      Carrie
      Table Talk with C & C

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  5. Only 9 more days to go! I am not sure how you and your hubs can be in the same house during baseball season!!! My hubs has brainwashed our entire family to be CUBS fans! We wouldn't want it any other way though:)Enjoy your last few days with your kiddos.
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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    1. It definitely can be difficult, but somehow we survive! And living in the Chicago suburbs, I am for sure outnumbered by Cubs fans!

      Carrie
      Table Talk with C & C

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  6. Your new linky party sounds like a lot of fun! I have 4 more days left!

    Karen
    anappleadayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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    1. Hope you are able to join in Karen! We are finally down to 4 days and 1 hour! Ready for summer!!

      Carrie
      Table Talk with C & C

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  7. So happy to have found your sweet, adorable blog. I love the design. I'm your newest follower. :o)
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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    1. So happy you are following us Vicky!! Heading over to check out your blog as well!

      Carrie
      Table Talk with C & C

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  8. I'm with you on Dave Matthews and have been married to my high school sweetheart 13 years this year as well. We just had our anniversary two days ago.
    Thanks for stopping by.

    School Is a Happy Place

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    1. Happy Anniversary! Our 13 year anniversary is in July and we are going to a Dave concert then also! Can't wait!! Happy summer!!

      Carrie
      Table Talk with C & C

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