Monday, August 31, 2015

Teacher Week: Monday Fun Facts

Today, I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' for their Teacher Week 15 Linky. Each day this week, they have a different topic to share with you. Today's topic is to share five fun facts about myself. Here we go:

1. I teach literacy classes at a university. Just over a year ago, I finished my master's in Literacy Instruction, quit my full-time position teaching fourth grade in order to teach at the university and be able to have a more flexible schedule. I only teach online, so I'm able to create my own schedule almost completely (it's amazing!). Other than teaching online, I fill my working time with TpT, subbing, and this year I'm actually going to be teaching P.E. a few afternoons a week. It's fun to try new things.

2. I taught grades 1-8 in one room for four years. Think of it as a modern-day Little House on the Prairie. In this small private school, I taught all grades (with the help of a teacher's aide), as well as did the job of a principal, janitor, librarian, etc. :) These small schools are a unique and different environment than a larger school, but allow for a great amount of differentiation since most students are in a different grade already. It's a lot of work, but a great experience.

3. My husband and I spend as much time as possible on our boat. We enjoy all sorts of water sports - mostly wakeboarding. My dream is to one day live on a lake. There's a beautiful property that I'm eyeing right now, so I'm slowly saving my pennies!

4. I love Hawaii. We try to go at least once a year, if possible. Some day we'll branch out and go somewhere else, but for now, it's our favorite spot. Kauai is my favorite island, and the Marriott is my favorite place to stay. We'll be back there in November :).

In Kauai. My husband and I have a hard time taking normal pictures...
5. I did gymnastics for a long time. When I was young, I competed in gymnastics (artistic gymnastics - so vault, bars, beam, and floor). After I went to high school, I switched to coaching, where I coached for 8-9 years all throughout high school and college. Nowadays, I stream every gymnastics competition live (including waking up on Sundays at 6 am for the Olympics!).

A long time ago...

So there you go. A few things about me. Hop over to the Blog Hoppin' blog to read a bunch of posts from other great bloggers.

1 comment:

  1. How fun Angie! I loved reading all of your fun facts. We would LOVE to live on the lake someday too. There is just something so peaceful (and exciting at the same time) about water.
    I didn't know you did artistic gymnastics!! That's soooo cool. I'm so with you about watching the Olympics....LOOOOOVE it. :)

    <3 Michaela
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