Monday, August 12, 2013

It's Teacher Week '13!

Happy Teacher Week '13 Everyone!
I am so excited to be participating in Teacher Week '13 hosted by BlogHoppin'! Here is a list of the week's events.

Today's topic is Let's Talk About Me - Meet the Teacher.  I thought to myself this is an easy one for me.  Who do I know more about than anyone else... myself!

Things to know about Julie...

1. I have been happily married to my husband Steve for 10 years.  We have one little one.  Her name is Cee Cee.  She is a cat.
2. I come from a family of Chicago Bear's fans. Steve and I went to the Bears' game on Friday.  They played the Carolina Panthers.  Too bad the Panthers won.

3. The exciting thing was that three former Iowa State players were on the field, two for the Panthers and one for the Bears.  This is important because I am a graduate of Iowa State University!  Go Cyclones! 
4. I love to decorate for the holidays.  Whether it is my classroom, my house or my cat.

5. This is my sixth year teaching 4th Grade girls at Sacred Heart Schools, an independent school in Chicago.  Prior to my current position, I taught 5th grade for two years in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before moving to Charlotte, I was the Computer Applications Teacher at the same school where I am currently teaching.
6. I love to read for pleasure and to read to my students.  I can't wait for the third Michael Vey book to come out in September.  This series by Richard Paul Evans is as much for me to read as it is to read to my girls.

7.  Some of my favorite summer television shows are: Franklin and Bash, Suits, Rizzoli and Isles, and So You Think You Can Dance.
8.  My husband and I like to go to the early Sunday morning showing of movies.  The prices are less expensive and it is never too early for movie theater popcorn!

9.  I love flowers.  I currently have two hibiscus plants on my deck, a red one and an orange one.

10.  I bought a new, larger SUV this summer even though it is only my husband, our cat and I.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Friday, August 02, 2013

Liebster Award

Thank you so much to 
for nominating me for the Liebster Award!
The Liebster Award is for blogs with less than 200 follower in order to help promote that blog, show appreciation, and hopefully draw more followers.
To accept the nomination, you do do a few things first:
  1. Link to the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer questions from you nominator.
  3. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate five or more blogs with less than 200 followers.
  5. Pose questions to your nominees.

Questions from Heather

1. How long have you been teaching?   I have been teaching for 17 years.

2. What is your favorite color?   My favorite colors are pink and black.

3. Why did you start a blog?   I started a blog because I enjoy l

4. What is your current favorite blog? I don't have one current favorite blog.  I am always reading Fourth Grade Studio, Fabulous Fourth Grade Froggies, and Oh' boy Fourth Grade

5. Do you have a TPT store?   No.  I wish I did.  I don't know how you all do it.  when do you sleep?

6. What is your favorite food?   I LOVE pizza and chocolate.

7. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?   I am still waiting for my husband to take me to Hawaii.

8. What is your favorite thing about the beginning of the year?   My favorite thing about the beginning of the year is the newness of everything.  We are all on a clean slate and can become whatever we want to be, no matter how awful last year was.

9. If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?   If I were not a teacher, I would work in an animal shelter or maybe I would be a vet.  I love animals.

10. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?   I adore chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

11 Random Facts About Me

1.  I love cats.
2.  I have a cat named Mrs. Cat, aka Cee Cee.
3.  I teach only girls.
4.  My husband is originally from Russia and became an United States' citizen two years ago.
5.  I won't eat yogurt because I can't stand the smell or the texture.
6.  I love brightly colored polish on my toes.
7.  I love Kate Spade handbags.
8.  I taught computer applications for 10 years before moving to 4th grade.
9.  I love musicals.  My favorites are Hairspray, Jersey Boys, and Wicked.
10. I am a neat freak in my home but at school things can really pile up.
11.  I try to spend at least 30 minutes a day reading for pleasure.


Adventures in Multigrade 

Being Ms. Ebron


1.  How were you as a student?
2. What was your favorite vacation as a kid?
3. What is your favorite morning beverage?
4. What subject do you like to teach most?
5. How long after school is out do you stay to get work finished?
6. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?
7. What is your favorite children's book?
8. What is your favorite television show?
9. What is your favorite thing about the first day of school?
10. What was the one thing your learned during student teaching that you still use today?
11. What is your favorite flower?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

August Currently

Hello Bloggy World!  It's me Julie and I am trying my darnedest to be a dedicated and consistent blogger. So for my first post back I am linking up with the wonderful Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade on her August Currently.

Most of my items need no extra explanation.  However, I am hoping someone has read The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel. and can help me get motivated.  During the summer I want to read what I want to read.  I guess I sound just like the kids.

Now to my B2s must haves...

1.  Editable Mustache Tags  Editable Mustache Tags by Miss Nelson from Run! Miss Nelson's got the Camera.  If you don't follow her blog you definitely should.  My girls just love mustaches.  I mean really who doesn't?  Check out her adorable tags and as of right now they are even on sale!

2.  Life Savers® Mint Candy; Wint O Green®, 50-oz. BagThese are a must for school.  With all the talking, snack and lunch a girl needs to keep her breath smelling fresh.

3.  Every year I order a new set of Paper Mate Flair Pens.  I love the variety of colors and I love having new school supplies just like the kids do