Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2 Linky Parties for 2 More Days of School!

It's that time of year!  We are all going CRAZY trying to get everything done, right?  I have 2 days of school left with kids (plus 2 work days) and I think I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!  In honor of
 I'm joining 2 linky parties with this post!  See, more bang for your buck right here!
First up, it's time for another Get Acquainted Linky with Mrs. Reed.

This week she is asking us to introduce you to 2 of our blogging buddies (see, I'm sticking with the "2" theme)!

1. Kristy from The Phonics Phenomenon
The Phonics Phenomenon

Kristy is the reason I even have this blog!  She and I are lucky enough to teach in the same building and have become very good friends.  We think so much alike!  She's an intervention specialist and she is AMAZING at what she does!  She started her blog first and kept encouraging me to start my own.  Well, here we are both anxiously awaiting summer so we can start turning all our ideas for products into reality!

Here's a great freebie that you can find in her TpT store.

Word Family Cards with short vowel word families

2. Teaching Blog Round-Up

This is a new adventure for me, but I've recently become a contributor to this blog.  I can't really call any of the other contributors "friends" yet, but I'm sure it won't take long!  You might want to take a look over there and watch for lots of great ideas from a variety of bloggers!

Now, on to the next  . . . . (bonus points if you know what TV show that's from!)

Linky Party #2 is from I {Heart} Recess

She's hosting a Budding Blog linky for anyone with less than 200 followers!  What a great idea!  She has asked us to answer a few simple questions about ourselves.

1.  Why did you start blogging?
Well, why not?!  Seriously, I became a follower of blogs last summer and became totally addicted!  I wanted to be able to share my ideas and network with other teachers so I hopped on the blogging bandwagon!

2.  What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
Easy--Language Arts.  I have a lot of additional training in reading instruction.  I'm Reading Recovery trained and I have been a Reading Intervention Specialist for 8 years before returning to the classroom this year.  I love being able to give kids strategies to help them become readers and seeing them use those strategies independently!

3. Describe your teaching style.
Hmmmm . . .   I like to keep it pretty structured and routine oriented, but also light hearted.  I love to be silly with the kids and just have fun.  I use the Daily 5 for reading instruction and I love the "structured flexibility" it gives me (if that even makes sense)!

4. Share 3 interesting facts about yourself.
I'm really not very interesting, but here goes . . .
*I'm currently teaching in the same building I attended all through elementary school.
*We raise show pigs to sell to kids for 4H projects and at some points in the year, we have over 200 piglets to care for! That also means we spend our summers showing pigs all over the state.
*Our county is the home to the largest Amish population in the entire world!  And, no, I'm not Amish.

5. Do you have a TpT store?
Why, yes, I do!  You can go HERE to visit it.  There isn't much there yet, but remember that part about having 2 days of school left??  Stay tuned . . . .

Wow--maybe that was too much for one post, so if you're still here, then thanks for sticking with me!

And don't forget to head over to Flying into First Grade and I {Heart} Recess to get to know some other bloggers!



  1. Thanks for linking up! Cute blog!


  2. Hi Lisa
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I think it is pretty interesting that you raise show pigs. I don't know anyone that does that. Enjoy your final days of school. I still have 22- Wahhh!!
    I'll be checking out your tpt store and I'm your newest follower.
    A Burst of First

  3. Lucky you! Hope you have a great last day. I've been following you on Instagram and finally made it over to follow your blog! Stop by mine tomorrow, I'm having a giveaway!

    For the Love of First Grade