Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet the Teacher

Today I'm joining my friend Stephanie over at Falling into First in her "Meet the Teacher" linky. What a great way to get to know more about some fabulous teachers and bloggers.
Hi everyone. My name is Arlene and I'm happy to be able to say that I'm 65! I'm a retired teacher with over 33 years of teaching experience and 4 years of consulting. I've taught mostly elementary grades and special education and ended my career as an elementary ESL Resource teacher/Specialist. It was the most challenging and rewarding job of all. I've traveled around the world with my now retired military husband with our daughter and son who are now all grown up and married with children. We all live in Tallahassee, Florida and I'm so happy to be able to spend so much time with them and watch grand kids grow up. Here we are at a family gathering a few years.
Every year we go on a family ski vacation to Lake Tahoe. Here I am with my husband at my happy place on top of Heavenly. We will be celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary this Sunday. We met at a summer camp in the Berkshire Mountains in Connecticut a long time ago. We're both from New York and although I miss the excitement of Broadway and all the city has to offer, I don't miss the winters and traffic!
When I retired from teaching I was given this poem in a frame. It truly sums up who I am and my wonderful life as a wife, mother, friend, teacher, and person.


THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
My grand kids, Dark Chocolate, Skiing, Singing, and White Zin 

IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
If I wasn't a teacher I would want to be singing and dancing on Broadway. 

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Creative, Quirky, Friendly

FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________, SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"
I never bring home work to do on the weekends, said no teacher ever!

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?
Josh Groban, Billy Crystal, and Abraham Lincoln

Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?
"She Did it Her Way"

Q: YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
I would wave my hand and end violence and war.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?
"My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" JFK

Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

"Someone to Watch Over Me"

Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?
Probably a morning person. I started out a night owl when I was a lot younger but moved to a morning person.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?
I love writing both poetry units and reading and writing units. Here's one of my poetry units:
Here's one of my favorite Reading and Writing Unit

Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!
I was the 2006 Alaska State Teacher of the Year, it was the highlight of my teaching career.  

Wow! Now you know so much about me it's time to click on the image below to find out more about some other fabulous bloggers and link up with Stephanie, too.


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5 comments:

  1. There's no surprise there that you were Alaska's Teacher of the Year! And dark chocolate? YES PLEASE!!!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  2. I'm so sorry to say this, but Josh Groban may not make it to your party...unless he sneaks away from mine! ;) I adore his quirky, talented self.

    Sarah Beth
    Miss White's Classroom

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  3. Wowza! 45 years of marriage and Alaska Teacher of the Year!? Your passion for teaching leaps off of your blog page! I'm so glad to have found you through the link party!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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