1. What is your most memorable field trip experience?
I really enjoyed going to see the Statue of Liberty in 5th grade. I've always been a big history person, and it was amazing to think about that giant green woman welcoming you to a new world full of opportunity.
2. What is something you have learned from your time on Teachers Pay Teachers?
I have learned that there are SO many creative teachers out there! I am in awe of some of the fabulous resources, both paid and free, on the site.
3. What book inspired you as a student?
I absolutely loved reading as a kid, but my favorite for many years was Harriet the Spy. It was the first chapter book I ever read, and I thought the idea of spying on people was very cool. I definitely could be found hiding in closets and under couches "taking notes" about my sisters and parents.
4. What is something you would like to see in the future, for education?
I would really like teachers to have more say in educational policies. I recently saw a post on Pinterest that poked fun at the fact that politicians who don't have any classroom experience are in control. That needs to change.
5. What is something fun about you that teachers don't know about you?
I did theater from age 3 until I began college, and it is my passion (besides teaching of course). I would definitely love to get back into, but I don't have the time right now.
6. What is an achievement, in education or otherwise, that you have accomplished?
I graduated with my undergraduate degree and masters degree in 4 years total. I'm very proud of that.
7. What was your first 'Free' item that you posted up on Teachers Pay Teachers? What made you choose that?I actually had to go back and look. The first Free item that I posted that I'm not embarrassed about is my Counting Coins- Hair Method freebie. I posted some before that, but that was before I had a clue what I was doing.
8. What was your first 'Paid' item that you posted up on Teachers Pay Teachers? What made you choose that?My 5 Senses Posters. When I joined TpT, I had over 100 files on my computer of materials I had created for my own classroom, the good the bad, and the ugly. I just started uploading it all bit by bit over a week. I later went back and tweaked and refined almost everything.
9. Your favorite teaching quote is...
It's okay to not know, but it's not okay to not try.
10. What is your 'Go To' time filler?
Singing! I love to sing and, since I teach First Grade, we have a song for everything. If I have a little extra time, we'll practice concepts by singing and dancing to our favorite songs.
Primary Paradise (Martha)