Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet the Teacher Link-Up

I stumbled across Falling Into First's link-up party Meet the Teacher... and since I showed up to school this morning to find wet wax floors and had to come back home, I decided to link up!

I'm Ashlee, it's my third year teaching 2nd grade. I'm finishing up my master's in Reading & Language and hope to eventually be a reading consultant, but not anytime soon as I'm very happy in a normal classroom right now. I'm a wife and a mommy to a very cute puppy named Bogey. We live on a golf course where my husband (& puppy) work. I am also a runner hence the name of the blog :)

In case it's your first time visiting my blog, it was created as an undergrad project for one of my reading classes. I was on the track team for my college so "teacherwillrunforbooks" seemed (and still does seem) appropriate. After my first year of teaching I decided to start posting more and expanding upon the original purpose of the blog which was reviewing & providing resources for children's books.

Q&A Session

These are a few of my favorite things...
Running. Reading. The Ocean. Iced coffee. Taking pictures. Baking. Cuddling with my pup. Hiking. Cool Cups. Pretty Tank Tops. Sitting Around a Fire. Ice Cream.

If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to be?
I've literally wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember so this is a hard question! I love seeing the world, so, maybe something where I could visit different countries. Perhaps teaching English in other countries. Is a different kind of teaching cheating on this question?

Three little words that describe you...
Passionate. Stubborn. Friendly.

Finish the sentence... "_____ said no teacher ever."
"I really hate the summer!"

It's your birthday and you can invite anyone [dead or alive] to the party. Who are you inviting?
This is going to seem silly, but... I'd be happy with just my hubby & puppy and a nice dinner.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?
Controlled Chaos

You get to pick a superpower, what is it?

What is your favorite quote or saying?
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." -Steve Prefontaine
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

If you had to sing one song on American Idol what would it be?
3am by Matchbox Twenty... favorite song!

Are you a morning person or night owl?
Morning person! I get to school stupid early and am toast by the time the kiddos get on the bus!

What's your favorite resource that you've created in your TPT shop?
I love my recent morning work sets for 1st & 2nd grade... pretty fabulous that I won't have to think about morning work all year :)

I also love my money bundle of games & activities. Every one of the games & activities was tested out on my second graders last year with much success & fun! This bundle also is a bargain, saving you some $'s compared to buying each separately.

One last product I'm really excited about using this year is my spelling choice boards. I plan on using these for weekly spelling homework. This product also has versions of the spelling boards that can be used in the classroom for word work or for a spelling center.

Last question... Share something we might not know about you.
I played basketball for years and years and still enjoy shooting some hoops. I love impressing the kiddos in my class at recess time doing a little between the legs dribbling, they always get a kick out of it :)

Now go join the party...

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  1. I love your favorite things and your quotes! My son ran in high school and college so amongst his wall of trophies, we have posted that Prefontaine quote as well! :)
    Dirt Road Teacher

  2. Now aren't you glad you created this blog for a class!? I love the hoop shooting/dribbling you do with your kids. I have a teacher friend that was a college cheerleader and she can still do back handsprings. She does some on the playground occasionally to impress her kids!
    Teachers Are Terrific!


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