Apparently, the folks at BlogHoppin' have an annual tradition of an enormous week-long link-up! It's called "Teacher Week '13" and I think I'll be clicking and clicking to learn about all of the teacher bloggers who have linked up this year!
Today is actually the day to post pics about the classroom tour, but since I won't be able to do that (especially if school security nabs me!), I will, instead, join yesterday's linky, "Meet the Teacher."
Since this collaborative is new to me, I think I will be the 3000th teacher to join the party. I will set a goal to be in the 2000s next year. Okay, I am exaggerating (I do teach hyperbole, you know!). When I last looked there were over 400 teachers buttons all in a row! If I hurry, I can be teacher #412!
Let's be honest. I am not a woman of mystery. I have been blogging for over two years and I have done a lot of these "reveals." There simply isn't much more to tell! Therefore, I will spare you the extended commentary--but by listing five facts instead of the required ten, I think I can still add my button to the compendium in good conscience before the collection reaches 500! (Okay, the word, "compendium" doesn't exactly fit there, but I really wanted to use that word today, and that is where it fits best!)
Here are the remaining five facts about me...
1. I am starting my 30th year of teaching. AT the same school. I have always taught at the same school. I even did part of my student teaching there! Before I taught "general ed," I taught kids with disabilities. I can sign a little, and I have such admiration for my friends who are fluent in sign language.
2. I once tried para-gliding... where you jump off a big hill/small cliff with a parachute harness. We practiced for several hours--after I wrote "R" and "L" on my hands because I kept getting confused about which cord to pull. On the pathway to the top of the hill, I fell face-first, and I had to go to the emergency room for stitches in my knee... before I ever had a chance to make my final jump!
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4. On my father's side, both of my grandparents were born in Poland. My mother's grandmother was born in Czechoslovakia. My cooking and speaking skills in either background are seriously limited! Well, I can say, "How are you?" "Give me a kiss" and "I love you" but that leads to a rather limited conversation...
|Wonderful world map graphics from Z-p-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs at TpT HERE|
|Clip Art by Carrie Teaching in First at TpT HERE|
Now, go back up and click on the big graphic to take you to the BlogHoppin' link-up. Add yourself into the mix, so we can learn about you too! Don't feel like scrolling back up? Okay, just click HERE...