Teacher Week - 5 Fun Facts About Me!

I'm a little late tonight, but I'm still really excited to be joining in Teacher Week 2015!
Blog Hoppin' is hosting this fun, week long linky party.
I can't wait to get to know some new teacher bloggers.

 But first, here are 5 fun (and random) facts about me!

I have four kids of my own.
Jonathan (19) is a sophomore at Austin Peay State University majoring in Physics AND math!
Sammy (18) just started a special transition to work program for students with disabilities and is hoping to find full-time employment.
Derek (10) is in fifth grade - which means he has ME as his science teacher. What a challenge that is turning out to be - for both of us.
Abbie (7) is in second grade and is the reason I refused to marry my husband (at first). Hahaha!

I have 98 fifth grade students.
I teach science/STEM to four homeroom classes at my school and see all fifth grade students throughout the day.

I have an amazing husband (who acts about 12 most of the time) who I have been married to for four years.

And I hate kids.
I start every year introducing myself to my class and sharing this fact.
Every year I get the same response...
Students want to know WHY I'm a teacher.
They remind me I have kids of my own.
Then I clarify my statement.
I am NOT one of those awesomely cute and cheery kindergarten teachers who can be patient with kids as they learn the rules of school.
I like my kids older.
Fifth grade is perfect for me.
Once they hit age 10 I like kids.
So, Abbie has three years to go.

I get so nervous in a crowd.
I worry about what other people might think about me.
I hate parties because I never know what to say.
I avoid conversations with strangers like the plague.
BUT, when I stand in front of my fifth graders, I put on the best performance of my life.
They don't scare me - too much.
I have to make a conscious effort to push myself out of my comfort zone. (not easy)

My husband is a HUGE football fan.
I even bought him tickets to a Giants game last year.
Don't get me wrong, I had a great time with him.
But I didn't really understand what was going on and really I just liked wearing the cute hat and jersey and posing for pictures.
Our Superbowl parties are for HIM to watch the game and for ME to watch the commercials.

I used to like shopping. I'd go window shopping or actual shopping. I hung out at the mall even as an adult. Then something happened. I got tired. By the time I get home from school each day, it is all I can do to spend a little time with the family before passing out on the couch. Wearing real clothes and driving to a store? Not happening. If I want something now, I search Amazon. While laying on the couch. In my pajamas. And if I MUST go to the store? Let's just say luckily it's acceptable to shop in your pajamas at Walmart. I just hope I don't get caught on camera...

I set so many goals for myself about eating healthier and working out and losing weight.
I make excuses about how the medicines I take make it hard to lose weight and that I rarely have time to eat at regular intervals so I'm starving when I get home. But the truth is that I LOVE SWEETS so much and I can't seem to control myself around them. Especially baked goods. Has anyone ever eaten a Double Doozie from The American Cookie Company? Heaven!!!

And that's it, folks!
Five facts about me.
Now, tell me about YOU!

5 comments

  1. Mine's a little different than yours, but I don't kids. Everyone asks why I'm a teacher then. Well, I spend most of my day surround by children. I just want to go home and be kid-free for a couple of hours. Doesn't mean I don't like them. Just don't want to have my own to raise.

    Pam

    PS. Love your blog design! So cute!

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  2. That's completely understandable! I know for me it's just that I don't have to hat sweet cutesy part of me that can cater to the little ones. I like them to be old enough to be more independent.

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  3. Your blog post made me crack up! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm glad you found some humor in it. Sometimes when I write on my blog, I wonder if I'm the only one that finds myself drop dead hilarious. Glad there's someone else who shares my sense of humor.

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  4. Woww... nice article kids will enjoy lot also check on
    Fun Facts for Kids

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