I guess before I begin this journey (hopefully with others on board) you should know a few things about me...
My name is Tanya and I am 25 years old. I live in Southwest Florida, where I have also been teaching for the past 2 years. I teach 3rd grade and am absolutely in love with the grade level and curriculum. My students are embracing, challenging little sponges that soak up what I say and do on a daily basis. I take pride in knowing that I conduct their learning train as they progress on their educational journey. I know that my destiny was always to become a teacher and I feel so privileged to be able to do what I ABSOLUTELY love to do every single day.
I live with my
Currently, my greatest hobby is my classroom. With only 2 years of teaching under my belt, I am constantly evolving and changing as a teacher, thus adding and removing components of my classroom. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my room and furthermore, LOVE LOVE LOVE buying things for my students and room. My wallet has mixed feelings about this fact. I know one day with children of my own, a house, and the classical family minivan, I won't always be able to afford all this teacher shopping so I enjoy it now. It brings me great happiness to share with my students and give them experiences that they probably wouldn't have outside of my room.
When I'm not working on my classroom, I love shopping for anything (I think I need an intervention....), watching movies, reading, and going to the theatre. If I could see a musical once a week, I seriously would. I did theatre for 4 years in high school. I was part of several plays and musicals and I still keep those memories dear to my heart today. I adored the feeling of entertaining and making others laugh when I was on stage and years later, I felt that same feeling the first day of my first teaching job.
That's pretty much it.... see, aren't I boring? I so feel like I am having a "Julie and Julia" moment right now...that part in the movie where she isn't sure if anyone is reading her blog; therefore, she's wanting to drown her sorrows in a fancy duck dish or a chocolate cake. I can't cook so instead I'll opt for a bag of cheesy Chex Mix. I'm off to work on several projects for my class. With the holidays around the corner, I have A LOT going on in my room. Stay tuned for an entry later tonight on what I am doing with my kids this week... take care fellow educators...or anyone. :)