Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year, New Adventures......

Finally trying to get my blog up and running. It's so hard to find extra time to devote to blogging, but I am going to give it a try this year. Looking forward to a great new year :)

A Little About Me.......

I am a teacher. I used to teach 5th grade, but now I teach 2nd grade which I always wanted to do and absolutely LOVE. I pour my hear and soul into teaching my students, always looking for ways to improve and make their learning fun but meaningful. Differentiation is key the success and growth of my students, so finding and creating quality standards-specific activities is top priority. I have a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and a Masters Degree in Integrating Technology  into the Curriculum. I am the Technology Coach at my school and one of the Promethean Coaches for our system.

I am a Georgia Girl. Though I wasn't born in GA (military), I was raised in GA the majority of my life. I am an avid UGA football fan, live for football season, and even attended UGA for a year :)

I am a perfectionist and have been told by some I am OCD. Either way, if I do something I want it to be right. I am very organized and take pride in my work. I try to instill this same work ethic in my students, which is not always an easy task with 2nd graders, lol.

I LOVE my yorkie!!! Binky, who will be 4 in April, is our class mascot and usually gets to visit my class sometime during the school year. When she comes, I teach the kids about how to take care of a yorkie, about grooming, about health concerns, and about the importance of doing research on a prospective pet before bringing them home. I emphasize how they become part of your family and how the new owner's responsibility is to take care of them for the pet's entire life, not just until they get tired of them. Binky always show the kids all the tricks she can do, which is their favorite part. Most of my students have never had this type of experience with a pet, so this is a real treat, and of course they all want a yorkie after her visit......

I am all about Flip Flops!!! My class name is Miller's Flip Flops and we incorporate our theme every chance we get. It's so much fun!!!

So, there's a little about me. I am a very dedicated teacher and look forward to meeting other teachers and sharing ideas through our blogs.