Saturday, August 30, 2014

Meet The Teacher Blogger Linky!

There's a great group of teachers out there in the blogger world, trying to make our profession better by sharing ideas, stories and resources with everyone! They are so much fun to follow!

Today we are linking up with Stephanie at Falling Into First in a Meet the Teacher Linky Party!


Hi! I'm Lori. I'm a Kodaly Music Specialist in Texas! This is my 12th year teaching and my 2nd year at my current school. I'm so glad to get back to work with my awesome students, admin and specials team.

I married my wonderful husband 10 years ago! We have so much fun going on band adventures, taking road trips and trying to eat as much Mexican food as possible. 

Add to the mix our fur baby, Penny!





THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:

My dog Penny! 

I have always loved dogs. Dog posters, dog movies, dog stories, dog songs. But we never got to have a dog in our family because of allergies.

Then, I married into a family with two rambunctious boxers that loved to give me paws-on-shoulders hugs. That can be pretty scary when you've never been around dogs, but after a loooong time, we got used to each other (and they stopped jumping, lol!) and now we have our own boxer!

And she's the sweetest dog ever. Everyone says so, so it must be true. Ha!


What else do I love? Target. Glitter. Saturated colors. Dr Pepper. Jeans. Sleeping in on Saturdays. McAlister's sweet tea club. Jen Hatmaker's books. Hanging out with our church family. Trips to see family. Ree Drummond recipes. Christmas.


IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut, but I don't have perfect vision, so that's out. And for a time I wanted to be a marine biologist, but I have a really good nose and I can't stand the smell of fish/water/fishy water, so that's probably out, too. I think I just liked how the words "marine biologist" sounded. *giggle*

I think that I would be a Musical Blogging Librarian. I love music, books, words and writing, so that's a nice mash-up, don't you think? Or I might go work for Flip Flippen - I heard him speak and thought to myself, "if this teaching thing doesn't work out..."


THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU

Christ-like. Words. Ideas. 

(Or that's what I'm going for.)


FINISH THE SENTENCE: "_______, SAID NO {music} TEACHER EVER."

"I would like for my schedule to rotate on a daily basis, have kids pulled at random and be required to do nine programs this year," said no music teacher ever.


Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE YOU WANT {dead or alive}. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Jen Hatmaker. I think she and I would be BFFs if we knew each other in real life. I read her books and I think, "Did you read my {pretend} diary for my whole life??" I think it would be fun, for reals.


Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

The Girl with Lots of Ideas {Some of Them Worked}


Q: YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?

Teleportation. 
Seriously, can I just jump up to Fort Worth and see my nieces and nephews every weekend? Pleeease? 
I would do coffee with my Papaw every week and go see a Broadway musical at least once a year. And, um, Paris. Yeah.


Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind." 
All of it? Wow. 


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

Yeah, I'm a music teacher, but I would never do American Idol. Screeching just doesn't do it for me. (Mandisa excluded. She is my fave. And that girl doesn't screech.)


Q: MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Night owl. Even my dog knows that I need cuddles in the morning. :-)


Q: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCES THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?


I absolutely adore my Turn the Glasses Over set! It's a great way to practice low so and my students love the song, the game and even the cute little pirates on the slides.


And there's just something about these pink and purple cards that I just LOVE. This game saved my skin last year with my 4th and 5th graders who were too cool for anything. It's a combined game of traditional "King of the Mountain" and a game I played in college called "Zoo."

Basically whoever messes up their rhythm or their neighbor's rhythm goes to the bottom of the mountain and becomes "Roadkill." And everyone else gets to move up one card closer to the top of the mountain.


Isn't my armadillo cute? That's Texan for roadkill, y'all.


Q: SHARE SOMETHING THAT WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!

If you follow me (personally) on Facebook, I'm pretty transparent, so you probably know more about me than I'd like you to. But unless you've known me since high school, you might not know that I was named after my grandmother. 


Miss you Memaw! 

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2 comments:

  1. Well it's nice to meet you! I'm a first year elementary music teacher in Texas and my husband is a third year middle school band director! (We stay busy!) I stumbled across your blog on pinterest and LOVE it! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Hillary! Nice to meet you, too. :-) Good luck in your first year - I promise, it does get easier! So glad you stopped by!

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