My Kids Rock! and Budding Blog Linky

I know it’s been a minute since I posted, I’ve been recuperating from testing….lol!  It’s been a little over a week since we’ve finished, and my kids and an AWESOME job! 🙂  I am so proud of them.  The Monday before students tested, we had a PASS Celebration/Pep Rally.  Grade levels competed in the following categories:  Academic Challenge, Banner, Chant, and Rap/Song.  When I say we rocked every aspect of the celebration, I mean we ROCKED it!  See a youtube video clip of the rap the kids performed.  I showed them a few examples and various students came up with all the lyrics. The Academic Challenge group answered 11 out of 11 questions. BOOM! You can also see a pic of the banner in the video.

On test days, my babies worked so hard!  They annotated out the wazoo!  My requirement is that as they answer questions, they have to underline key words and phrases in the selections and then write their answer reasoning beside the choices.  No matter what the outcome, I am so proud of these students!  We won’t find out anything until June about how they actually did…..but I already know they killed it!

I’m linking up with I {heart} Recess for her Budding Blog linky party! The only requirement is that you have less than 200 followers….so that’s definitely me! 😉

Budding Blog

To participate in the linky party you have the answer the following questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I initially started using a blogging platform for my classroom website. I loved the versatility of it. I especially loved the fact that I could embed documents directly into the site and it allowed for some interactiveness with students and parents. After blog stalking for almost a year, I decided to create a personal blog to share my experiences as a middle school teacher and for a way to share my thoughts and ideas with the world.

2. What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
I am an English Language Arts teacher, because I love to teach reading! I am a voracious reader and I love to share my excitement with my students. I become giddy when I realize they love a book as much as I do!

3. Describe your teaching style.
Hmmmm. My teaching style would be considered tech geek infused. Since I love technology so much, I love to embed it into every aspect of teaching. I use my Promethean board every single day! Students use ActivExpression devices every single day! We are frequently using our netbooks for various reasons and next year I will be a part of iPad pilot! Can you say “stoked”? I’m like a kid in a candy store….hopping, jumping, and dancing around. I’m definitely a “hands on” teacher. I love my kiddos and we have so much fun together. But I’m also a very strict disciplinarian. My students know if they work hard, we’ll play hard. But if they don’t meet my expectations……whoa…..

4. Give three interesting facts about you.
1. When I was two, I fell down the stairs of a college dormitory at my cousins’ college graduation. I knocked out my four front teeth, dislocated my jaw bone, and cracked my bottom front bone. I was without front teeth until I was in the fourth grade. I graduated from that college 20 years later.

2. In college, I sang in a girls group. We performed at the Apollo theater one summer. Although we didn’t win, it was a wonderful experience.

3. I’m addicted to trashy reality shows. R&B Divas, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, even Keeping Up With The Kardashians….the trashier the better. So sad, I know. I’m utterly horrified, yet unable to look away….no judgement

5. Do you have a TpT store? If yes, post the link 🙂
I do have TpT store, but it’s very, very, very, small. One of my goals is to work on that this summer. 🙂
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Until the next time,


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