Friday, August 22, 2014

Meet the Teacher Blogger

Thanks so much to Stephanie over at Falling into First.  She had the great idea to start a Meet the Teacher Blogger Linky Party.  What a great way to get to know some new bloggers.



My name is Amy Krebs.  I've been teaching for 20 years.  (No calculating how old that makes me!!!!) I've taught a variety of grades and subjects, but spent 13 years teaching 2nd grade and have taught 3rd for the past 4 years.  

 I live in Oregon with my 11 year old, soon to be middle schooler, son. We also have a 15 year old cat, Boca and 1year old dog Daisy, named after Daisy from the Dukes of Hazard.  (We didn't name her, but her brothers are Bo and Luke  :-)



This summer I taught three reading groups to earn extra money.  This is how I rewarded myself.


I just LOVE LOVE LOVE my new sewing machine.  It has inspired me to completely redecorate my classroom.  It's a good thing we still have a week before the kids come back, because I still have some sewin' to do to get ready!   ;-)



 THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

Good books, good friends, playing games with my son, sleeping late on Saturdays and snuggling with my kitty.

 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
An entrepreneur.  I'd have my own little shop somewhere where I could be creative and crafty and my own boss.

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Driven, social, creative 

 
FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"

 Sure, let's make up all of those snow days ...said no teacher EVER!!"
 

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Jim Carrey, for the laughs

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

A Line of Strong Women

 Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
I'd LOVE to be able to fly like Superman.  Every once in a while I have a flying dream and it's AWESOME!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

"He who saves one life, saves the world entire."   

Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

 "Popular" from Wicked.  Because that show just rocks!

 Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

NIGHT OWL for sure!  Am already stressing about having to get to bed to in time to get up for work on Monday morning.  

 
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

I'm super excited about my teacher binders right now.  I've got mine all set up and ready for the new crop of kids this year.  

  


But  I can't pass up the opportunity to show off my latest product.  It's a Thesaurus that you can use in three different ways, hang it on a wall as a bulletin board, make a mini flip chart, or make a booklet for each kid.  I've had mine hanging on the wall for the last 13 years, and my kids use it constantly.




Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU! 
In 2007 I spent over 6 weeks in Kazakhstan while I adopted my son.


Head on over to Stephanie's blog to find more new Teacher Bloggers or create your own post.





60 comments:

  1. I need to learn how to sew...the last two years I've gotten way too creative for my skills and have had to enlist the help of my teacher assistant! And being from Michigan, I completely understand what you mean about snow days! Ugh!!!

    Ashley
    Tacky the Teacher

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    1. Ashley,
      I've never been a great sewer, but I ended up doing a ton this summer and I've gotten a LOT better. The new sewing machine was definitely motivating.

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  2. Nice to "meet" you, Amy! Being Canadian we have snow days, too, but we don't have to make them up! Perhaps because it needs to be just about bad enough to declare a state of emergency before one is called, so there aren't too many! Usually I have to drive white-knuckled to work. Your blog is super-cute! I'm your newest follower! :)

    ~Erin
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

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    1. Thanks Erin, that actually makes you my first follower and my second commenter! It's so fun to start this whole blogging thing. I live in Oregon where we are NOT used to snow, which means when it does snow, even a fraction of an inch, the whole city shuts down.

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