Monday, May 13, 2013

Lets Get Acquainted Linky Party

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyones weekend was amazing.  
Being that this weekend was mothers day, mine was extra especial.  My hubby made breakfast in bed and did all sorts of special things for me.  My babies gave me homemade cards and some flowers.  Aren't those gift precious!

Well today I am linking up with Latoya from Flying into First Grade for the Lets Get Acquainted Linky.  I love reading these about other bloggers so I decided to join the party.  

Here we go...

1.  What made you decide to be a teacher?

When I graduated from high school back in 99 (wait did I just date myself).  I knew that I needed a break from school.  So I joined the Navy at the ripe age of 17.  Yes, I know I am craaazzy!  I actually had my 18th birthday in bootcamp.  Well I enjoyed my time in the Navy.  I served for 4 years and got to travel the world.  It was a blast.  By them time my tour was almost over I knew that it wasn't a long term career for me.  I wanted to do something else.  So I got out and enrolled in the local community college.  I got a job at the day care center there.  I had always been really good with kids but working at the day care center made me realize that I would love to work with children.  I really enjoyed working with that age but I knew that I wanted a little bit older kids.  That is when I decided to go for my Elementary Ed degree.  It was the best decision I have ever made.  

2. What was the most rewarding experience as a teacher?

There isn't one experience that is the most rewarding for me.  I just love the growth that these kids make from the beginning to the end.  Getting them when they are still sounding out words and writing basic sentences to leaving them reading chapter books and writing full on paragraphs.  Its amazing! 

3.  If you were not a teacher, what would you be?

If I wasn't a teacher I think I would be a police officer.  In the military I was a Gunners Mate so my expertise was weapons and security so law enforcement would be right up my alley.  

Make sure you link up!



  1. Hi Cindy,
    I found your blog via the Let's Get Acquained Linky. I'm switching to kindergarten next year so I'm your newest follower as well! Don't didn't age yourself too much...I graduated in 89!!! It's nice to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you.

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

    1. Thank you for trying to make me feel better Stephanie you so sweet! Wow! What a switch from 3rd to kinder. So glad you found my blog.


  2. Wow! From the Navy to 1st grade! That is quite a jump. :) I am your newest follower. :)
    Diving Into 2nd Grade


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